Dear, dear Dad, if you read this, you are an absolute inspiration: the best teacher I have ever known without fail, a man who has admitted his own flaws and become more peaceful and happy, a man who appreciates and loves and gives and forgives.
You are an adventurer – you have taught me not to fear the unknown or to let a challenge hold me back. You and mum have given and encouraged me to have an independence I thought was totally normal but which, it transpires, is beyond courageous for most other people I have met.
Thank you. I emulate you both.