As my own family will testify, I have strong views on many things, and over the years I have altered my position on very few.
As some may remember, I wrote of my brother’s death in the final days of May. He died with his friends around his bed, together with my brother who had travelled down from the North-East.
We had not spoken for over a year, as my brother and I had argued; the reasons for our arguments are not important, but he was similarly annoyed, so we just stopped answering the phone.
I still believe that my stance was correct, but wish we had not broken the way we did!
We had our laughs, as families do, but we were both as stiff-necked as they come.