Friday, October 16, 2009
My brother is called Nick and he is four years older than me. I idolised him as a kid, being hugely influenced by his tastes in everything, but especially music. He introduced me to both reggae (Bob Marley) and rap (Sugar Hill Gang) in the seventies and so much more. We were each other's 'best man' when we married our wives , which I think is a testament to our friendship as well as our fraternal relationship.
Of course, our lives diverged as we had families and careers, but we've remained good friends despite seeing less and less of each other as time went on. Recently, his work has brought him to Manchester on a regular basis, meaning we have seen a lot more of each other over the last year.
When I was ill in February, he bought me 'Gun' and 'Scarface' for the PSP, to help me pass time in hospital. Yesterday, he came over to see me and somewhat surpassed that gesture by buying me an iPod touch. I've no idea how much that cost (nor do I want to), but I know it's in the "hundreds".
So I just wanted to post here (although he'll never see it) how grateful I am, and how much I love him. Thanks for letting me share that!