After that things took a rapid descent within a couple of days I had a phone call from my Mother asking me to go down to Basingstoke (where they were living at the time) so I could take my father to hospital as he seemed quite ill. He was ill, he was diagnosed with leukemia and started quite a rapid descent and died within a few months. At almost the same time wife's (well she was still my girlfriend then) best friend was diagnosed with a terminal cancer.
|CURRO the mascot of expo 92|
Playing everyday at Expo was an amazing experience one that I know I will never be able to repeat. I was young(ish) no responsibilities yet and still eager for new experiences. Having said that I missed my family and my (by then) fiancee, I think I wrote every day, but I may be wrong on that. This was certainly the most spectacular time of my life, I am putting together a page of photos from Expo 92 so you can get some sort of idea what I mean. While there I also heard // saw some of the worlds top bands, orchestras and singers, all for free. Since I was working on site I had free entrance to everything within the Expo and tried to find something new each day. The only fixed points apart from work were the parade and the fireworks, both spectacular and surreal.
While I was in Spain both my father and my wife's best friend died ~ our daughter is named after both of them.
I came home in August and realised just how cold an English summer is compared to a Spanish one, it took several weeks to reaclimatise. by the end of September we were married.