"Bora da, rwyn gobethio bod mae
I gyd mewn iechyd da"

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Remembering Glyn Williams

Hi everyone, Julie from Jooly's Joint here.

I'm afraid I have sad news. On Friday 29 August 2008, our dear friend Glyn Williams passed away.

I was fortunate to know Glyn for seven years during which time he wrote this diary for Jooly's Joint. Glyn was a terrific and enthusiastic writer, often writing diary entries faster than I could get them onto the web!

As he recalls in his diary, Glyn lived a rich and interesting life and maintained a positive outlook even when his illnesses must have been causing him discomfort and frustration (Glyn had diabetes and prostate cancer as well as MS).

Much love to Glyn's wife Margaret and his five children.

Glyn's diary remains a fitting tribute to a man who lived his life so positively and who gave so much hope and inspiration to other people with MS.

Lots of love, Glyn. We're really going to miss you xxx

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Loch Lomond

We nearly drowned on Loch Lomond!

Many years ago, my wife and I and another couple - friends of ours - were on holiday in Scotland. We decided it would be nice to hire a rowing boat to go on Loch Lomand, the biggest lake in Scotland.

When we were right in the middle of the Loch we observed a large day trip boat coming up at the side of us. We waved to them and were pleased when they waved back.

Unfortunately, we soon realised to our horror that the people on the other boat were waving to warn us to keep away from them!

The first wave hit us sideways on. It shook us up. The second wave nearly capsized us!

Fortunately, my wife Margaret - who was in charge of the steering - had the presence of mind to turn our boat to face the oncoming waves. Fortunately this saved the day!

We swore never to go in a rowing boat again!

Many years later, and despite our traumatic experience on Loch Lomand, we bought a superb 14 foot skipper sailing boat and became members of Bala Sailing Club. We spent many happy years tacking the wind in our new boat. We also bought a mercury outboard motor to clip on the stern of the boat to use on the canals. We had many happy years with the family on this boat. But as our children got older, there was only one of our five kids who was interested in carrying on sailing. That was our eldest son, Lindsay, and eventually he went to Leeds University to study his PhD so he had to sell the boat.

We are left with happy memories!

Sunday, April 27, 2008


It's been a long time since I've written on my blog. I've been in respite care for 8 weeks while my wife Margaret had a replacement knee operation.
"Nos da rwyn gobeithio bod newch
chi gyd gall nosweth difyr"