Funeral acknowledgement

Mum put the following acknowledgement in the local paper to thank everyone who was involved both with my fathers last few years and for the funeral.

SAMUEL Robert – Pat and family would like to thank all the carers, past and present, especially Sue Lewis and Carole Lovell from Homecare, the Fairwater District Nurses, the Doctors and Staff of Fairwater Health Centre, especially Dr Shon Phillips, the Doctors and Nurses of Ward East 2 at Llandough Hospital for their care of Bob, and help to Pat. Thanks also to Andrew Forse from J Pidgeon & Son, for his courtesy, and the Rev Martin Colton for the lovely service.

RIP Robert (Bob) Samuel (1925-2008)

On Monday my father passed away at the age of 82.

SAMUEL Robert Alan Peacefully on Feb 25, 2008 at Llandough Hospital, beloved husband of Pat, loving father of Christopher and Alan, father-in-law of Donna and Jan, loving brother of Jean and her husband Tony, brother-in-law of Mike and Sue, uncle to Michael, Katherine and Richard. Resting at J Pidgeon & Son, Victoria Park, Cardiff until the funeral on Monday, March 3, service at 11.15am in the Briwnant Chapel at Thornhill Crematorium. Family flowers only, donations in lieu may be sent to Cancer Research (Wales), Velindre Hospital, Whitchurch, Cardiff.

You inspired a love of nature & history that will always be with me.

Love you, Dad.

Wales 27 – England 18

Well there was me thinking we were going to get the wooden spoon after Wales lost their first 4 matches in the Six Nations, but they’ve managed to avoid that by beating the old enemy, England, 27-18! Our fly half (James Hook) managed to score 22 of those 27 points.

James Hook dominated the match at fly-half for Wales. (image from BBC News)

Would have been nicer to have won a few more matches along the way, but at least it’s not a whitewash (especially given that 74,500 people were watching in the ground). 🙂

Skokholm Island Bought By Welsh Wildlife Trusts

Here’s some nice news, the small island of Skokholm has been bought by The Wildlife Trusts who have been managing it for the past 50 years, on behalf of the Dale Caste Estate who owned it since 1646. Because of this long involvement the trusts were given preferred buyer status by the trustees of the estate after the death of Mrs Osra Lloyd-Philipps (1920-2005).

Also see the information about the Skomer, Skokholm and Midland Island nature reserves.