Mum passed away

MumSad day mum passed away suddenly on 10 June 2008 at the age of 84. Quite sudden since no illness but devastating attack by thrombosis.The last of the old generation has left us now – RIP.


Goodbye for Now
All those years of laughter and tears,
All those years of adventure and fears,
All those years, we survived them all the same
Despite those moments of agony and great pain.

Now it is time for me to take a rest
And to leave you until you finish your life’s test,
So goodbye for now, we will meet again some day
In the distant future to continue the dramatic play.

Thank you for always being there for me,
And the sweet words you said that filled my heart with glee.
I’m sorry but I really need to leave you now
So I can relieve the heaviness on my brow.

‘Til we meet again my dear friend.
I won’t forget you. It is not the end.
I wish you well as you further life’s game.
I love you all, it is true, I do proclaim.

©Poem by Patsy Sinnott

Graham has passed away

Graham_Suckling_HarveyWe have been informed that, our dear friend Graham (in photo with his beloved Harvey the dog) has passed away around 0830am UK time on 5 April 2008. Dear Graham will be missed by many. A friend for more than 30 years, we worked together and had many good times in the UK. Belgium and The Netherlands. I will miss our e-mail exchanges on various topics and his sense of humour. We shared the same taste for good exotic food and fine old rums. Today, 5/4/2008, I was in a Chinese restaurant by the coast in Mauritius and thinking of him I had a glass of good rum to wish him good cheer – at that moment I had not yet received the news of his death.
Cheers Graham, thanks for your kindness, energy and good humour. You were a good friend to have around and a superb technician.
God bless till we meet again.

Mahebourg Museum

Mahebourg Maritime MuseumVisited the Mahebourg museum. Surprised to discover so much history displayed in this 17th century French colonial mansion. Amazing collection especially the part about the maritime slave trade. You get the sense of the horror and cruelty of the slave trade when you see the drawings, paintings and documentation. Today’s descendants, “Creole Mauritians”, of the slave trade have no way of tracing their ancestors having lost their roots (nationality and original family names). In contrast the Indo-Mauritians can trace their family origins through the well documented, registered entries and photographs of their contract worker Indian ancestors who settled in Mauritius.

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