Now I say pause for reasons that will become clear to those who don't already know.
At appox. 4.30pm on Saturday 21st May it was the end of the world as we knew it for all those closest to Alan, my father and author of this blog.
He has fallen into the dry dock and has suffered a life threatening head injury, his skull is fractured, he has multiple broken ribs and other minor injuries. he has a bleed onto his brain and is in the critical care unit, he is in a coma but stable all that can done is being done.
I'm Matt, Alan's son I wanted to take this chance to inform you all and also to ask you to use the comments option at the end of each post to show your support for this amazing man, he can read them later (your stories or just well wishes) thank you.
My dad has taught me most of what I know however I am, was, four years into a very important subject to me and him ,he has been teaching how to be a father, dad, role model and best mate to my son Thomas and to those of you who have met Thomas will know that Grandad and I are doing a good job, so dad fight hard lets get back to school and teach me to be the the man, the dad, the role model and best mate that you are. xx
Finally my thanks to the all the people out there in the boating community, and you know who you are, fantastic above and beyond, thank you so much, the emergency services , hospital staff thank you.
So as I said in the opening line someone has hit the PAUSE button not stop or eject just PAUSE