Deviant Login Shop  Join deviantART for FREE Take the Tour
About Photography / Hobbyist Senior Member Rod67/Male/United Kingdom Recent Activity
Deviant for 6 Years
12 Month Premium Membership
Statistics 1,565 Deviations 18,037 Comments 24,940 Pageviews

Newest Deviations

Flash Player 8 is required to view SitBack. Get the latest version of Flash Player.
My photographs - not yours - taken by me - not you.
If you would like to use them then ask - don't take.
2010 SnapperRod

Gifts Received

Gifts from Jayde SaphoPhotographics and Rose Birthstone:kiss:




Apr 23, 2014
4:23 pm
Apr 14, 2014
5:42 am
Apr 14, 2014
1:58 am
Apr 14, 2014
1:20 am
Apr 12, 2014
11:14 am


Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
United Kingdom
My two passions, motorcycling and photography. They both complement one another very well and provide me with a great deal of enjoyment.

Current Residence: Kingdom of Fife, Scotland
Operating System: Windows 7
Personal Quote: Sixty plus - and enjoying life to the full

AWOL - but for good reason

Journal Entry: Mon Nov 11, 2013, 2:04 AM

Fellow Deviants

I have not been around much since mid September and for that I apologise. This trend will continue as I am still extremely busy tidying up loose ends over some tragic events. I also start my next holiday in early December which I definitely need.

In mid September the good lady and I drove from Scotland to Normandy in France to see friends, and then had a holiday-in-a-holiday with those friends in a very nice thatched cottage in the village of Porzo in Brittany. I still have to process the couple hundred images from that holiday!

Returned from holiday on 2 October via Channel Tunnel and got a message that one of my younger brothers had taken a suspected stroke. He had already been diagnosed with terminal cancer in May 2013 and given approximately one year to live. His prognosis was now days and it was a mad drive to Southampton to see him.  We stayed for 5 days then a 500 mile drive home to Scotland. After we left my brother picked-up, was transferred to a hospice, and asked to see me. I decided to ride the bike the 500 miles south to Southampton for this visit leaving on the morning of Saturday 12 October.

On Friday 11 October, the evening before departing for Southampton, received a telephone call to say my wife’s uncle had been found dead. Complications! I had Power of Attorney and was also Executor of his Will. A Post Mortem was required giving me some breathing space so I dashed off to Southampton to see my brother.

I, plus many other family members, had a brilliant 4 days with my brother, he was on a high, before he suddenly took a turn for the worse at lunchtime on Tuesday 15 October and he passed away at 1715 the same day.

The day after my brother passed I rode 500 miles to Scotland and it poured with rain all the way. I had to start sorting out death of my wife’s uncle and spent Thursday and Friday dashing around Glasgow visiting the Police, registering his death, arranging his funeral (already prepaid) and visiting Solicitors to wind up his estate.

My wife’s uncle funeral was held 10 days after my brother died, on 25 October in Kirkcaldy, Scotland. My brother’s funeral was held 6 days later on 31 October in Southampton, Hampshire, England.

Since 2 October I have been involved in death related issues and have not stopped. I can see some light at the end of the tunnel but have some way to go before it burns bright. Come hell or high water I will be off to Florida in early December for a well earned rest and to celebrate an elder brothers 50th wedding anniversary. I doubt very much I will be very active until well into the New Year.

  • Mood: Sadness



free counters


Add a Comment:
:icondancekittyplz: Happy  Birthday!!! Party Bounce :iconhappybirthdaycakeplz: :icondancingmilkplz:
Hope your birthday was a bonny one!
I wish you a beautiful day.:heart:HappyBDayBaloons by KmyGraphic
Happy Birthday Rod!        :iconcakechocplz:
I hope you're well, have a great day! :hug:
(1 Reply)
I have missed you and your wonderful images, and look forward to more in the future. You have been in my prayers all these months, and I keep checking your page.
(1 Reply)
Thanks so much for the faves my friend. :hug:
Helens-Serendipity Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much Rod for your fav's :hug:
Hello dear friend your beautiful works featured here:…
(1 Reply)
Thanks for the fave. Rod (I have a brother named Rod.)  :)
(1 Reply)
Add a Comment: