On Monday afternoon a very good mate, fellow thespian and teller of the dirtiest jokes ever had a very serious car crash. He is currently in Southampton hospital in a bad way. I have known him for many years and have appeared on stage with him, directed him and stage managed for him and he is one of the nicest people I know (and a great hugger when things have been bad for me).
When awful things happen it puts the rest of life into perspective and makes us re-evaluate what we have and what we should be thankful for. It makes the minutiae of things seem very irrelevant. But he is a big strong bloke and hopefully that will get him through and he has many friends here on the Isle who are sending good thoughts. Get well soon my friend. x