As this year ends and the new year begins tomorrow, I look back happily upon the year that has just passed and am exceedingly grateful for all the new friends that I have made along with those who I've retained and a few old friends that I've been reacquainted with.
Tonight, me and Sheila will be attending the New Year Eve's Dance at St. Mary's Rock and Roll Club in Batley. We used to go rock and rolling weekly when we first met, but having been largely confined to the house over the past nine months while I've been having chemotherapy, we have been unable to meet up with our friends at St Marys, so it is an occasion that we are greatly looking foreward to.
I don't know how well my old legs will stand up to the beat tonight, but having been born in the Chinese year of the Horse, I intend to step out onto the floor for at least a few dances. Happy New Year everyone xxx" William Forde: December 31st, 2014.