Looking back on an eventful day .

Yesterday was a hard day my mate Tom Jones who passed away funeral was in Inverness and then all Tom’s family and friends got together at Carrbridge. I was not there but down seeing the Grandkids near Reading.

The funeral was happening as I was watching Lexi’s my granddaughters class in an hour long play of the Classic Jungle Book. It was an incredible hour and so much hard work by the teachers, helpers and kids of Stoke Row School. As I sat in the tiny seats it was great to switch of and laugh with the kids as they performed so many great songs.

Children have a way of making you see the brighter side of life and appreciate every day as I do.

When it was over you get little time to think as life with two young kids is all consuming. Ellie Skye Lexi,s wee sister had a witches hat on and made me so laugh when we picked her up from nursery. It was back to the life of a 4 year old.

My mate Tom Jones would have loved to hear my stories of my trip South and I am sure will forgive me for missing his funeral.

Tom understood the important things in life like family,friends and health. You never realise how much folk play a huge part in your life sometimes till their gone.

As travel home soon and see the big wild spaces ,the hills ,the snow covered peaks of Scotland I will as always stop and drink it in.

I will think of Tom, Allyson and the family and will soon be able to visit them. There will be tears and sadness but a great love of a true pal and the importance of family and of Tom’ life.

Live and love those dear to you and be their for your family and friends no matter what .

Tom taught me that and reminded me often . Yesterday was a stunning day I got out for a walk with Flo the dog. The sun was out still a cold wind but the snow was nearly gone and the birds were busy singing. Spring is here and the Summer is on its way at last.

I cannot wait to get out on the mountains and clear my mind in the fresh mountain air and take time to think of my mate Tom.

About heavywhalley.MBE

Mountain Rescue Specialist. Environmentalist. Spent 37 years with RAF Mountain Rescue and 3 years with a civilian Team . Still an active Mountaineer when body slows, loves the wild places.
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