Mesothelioma is an evil fucking thing. It just cut a notch for Air Vice Marshall Rear Admiral Sir Michael Bland and leaves Charlotte, Natalie and Christine without father and husband:-(

I wanted to share this video from Boxing Day 2006. My notes from the original post:

So how did I get talked into this one;-) Family friends Christine and Michael Bland spend a large part of the year catering fabulous affairs on the pebbles of Budleigh beach (100 yards South of the nudist beach, near the gentlemen’s club…). This is the first year that the Dug and Nicki branch of our little family managed to get our shit together to get out on the beach (Jed and Billy actually swam in the same freezing waters just yesterday) and I was way impressed: hot food, hot wine and a functioning Victrola!

Michael brought his own brand of craziness to the world (and if you’re wondering, everyone in the vid is a fierce Remainer). I thought this captured some of the Michael spirit and wanted to share it with friends. The world is considerably more ordinary now that he has left.

Godspeed.