Article last updated : 25/01/2010
Snow Joke It's Another Blog!
Despite the inclement weather Katie's Dad has managed to write another blog and he's moaning again!
We can only apologise about the content of this week's ramblings and also for the quality of his latest joke. Read on if you wish.
Okay, I am bored now with the snow. I hate taking three hours to walk up to the station and having to hold onto lampposts, letterboxes and passers by to avoid slipping over.
My physio tells me I am apprehensive about being out and about in this weather because I have a high centre of gravity. I think it’s because I am a big coward!
Also I am bored with the weather being the sole topic of conversation where I work. I know we English are supposed to talk about the weather all the time but really there comes a time when enough is enough. It’s not as if we have not seen snow before.
Of course we at Friends of Katie pre empted all this snow by telling you that the snow flakes on the site were the only ones you would see. Doh! What do we know?
My last moan about the weather (See I’m going on about it now) is why do News channels insist on sending their correspondents to places where the snow is really bad and have them send in reports while standing in the snow and shivering and saying “Well, the snow is really bad here” You don’t say!
I can hear Katie doing that lovely exasperated sigh she used to do when I went on too long, which of course was most of the time, so I will shut up moaning at this point.
I am pleased we have date for the cricket already and we can now start planning events for the day for all the family not just the cricketers. As you know the day means a lot to us and is a real focal point of what we are trying to do in Katie’s memory.
I decided today it is sometimes, and only sometimes, good getting old. You don’t have to write Thank You cards for all your lovely Christmas presents. A phone call, or worse still a text or e-mail will suffice. When you are younger you are told, quite rightly, to write out in hand individual “thank yous”.
Of course we all know dear Katie used to be so organised and have her hand made ones done by Boxing Day morning. As February approaches her loss is magnified as this is the month where we commemorate her birthday (5th) and mourn the day she passed away (21st). With your support and that of our families we hope to deal with this difficult time in a way that Katie would be proud.
A lorry was pulled over on the A127 last week when Police thought it was shedding its load. It turned out it was a gritter and a police spokesman said the issue was now “sorted”. It’s the way I tell them!