Hi all, Brian here. I wanted to give you an update on Caroline’s book which is going to print next week – very exciting! Thank you to everyone who helped to make this happen and who pre-ordered a copy, we have been overwhelmed with the response. Caroline’s brother Alastair has been doing a fantastic job organising everything and if you have pre-ordered through the site and haven’t had a response then please check your junk folder (the email will have come from firstname.lastname@example.org
To celebrate the release we are going to hold a book launch at Maggie’s Centre at St Bartholomew’s, EC1A 7BE on Friday 1st May from 5.30pm – 9pm. For those of you who don’t know Maggie’s, it is a fantastic non-medical building next to the hospital where you can pop in and they offer support, shoulder(s) to cry on, plenty of tissues, cups of coffee, biscuits and decent wi-fi when you are meant to be working from home, but when you are actually in the 7th floor chemo ward instead. All the staff are so kind and wonderful so feels fitting that we have the book launch here.
It will be lovely to see as many of Caroline’s friends, colleagues, newly qualified CNM peeps and anyone who is interested in health, cooking and nutrition. The building is designed by Steven Holl Architects, so for my architecturally minded friends feel free to come in for a nosey at the detailing. We will be taking some books along on the night and card payment facilities, but there is no pressure to buy – it is just chance for Oscar and me to say thanks to everyone and celebrate our amazing Caroline over a glass of fizz!
On a personal note I would like to thank everyone who came along to the church service; those who have taken the time to write cards, send flowers, texts, messages and supported the whole family through this tough time. She would have been pretty amazed and slightly embarrassed by all the lovely things everyone has said, but we all know they are true.
Oscar and I are doing well, he is at nursery and I’m back to work, so we are getting on with things, but obviously there is a big Caroline sized hole in our lives who we miss very, very much.
Anyway, I hope to see you on the 1st May. More details of Maggie’s Barts and what they do can be found here.