One of my most favourite blogs, if not the favourite, out of all the blogs I regularly follow is 'The Cottage at the End of a Lane'. The writer, Sue, has the gift of making you feel that you know her personally as she writes and publishes her daily thoughts and doings.
It's a lovely, lovely blog, full of wisdom, folklore, history, literature, recipes, frugality, nature, gardening, fun and a rich and keen enjoyment of life in all its facets, joys and sorrows both.
Sue's husband, Col, has been very poorly, and they have faced the ups and downs of this with humour, courage and fortitude, always looking on the bright side of life, always looking forward to the future, always positive.
On Friday, after a rapid deterioration, Col died in hospital. Sue and their children were there.
My heart goes out to Sue and the rest of the family and I send her love and deep sympathy at this sad time. I won't forget the lovely man Sue painted in her blog and I know I'm not the only one of Sue's many readers who will remember him with affection.