Sheila and I met through our love of sport, Sheila did Triathlons and we had many an adventure together including cycling The Way of The Roses, a 170 mile cycle from Morecambe to Bridlington.
Sheila was not only my best friend but she was like a mother to me too. She was the first person I would pick up the phone to and share my news be it happy or sad, we spoke every day. Sheila was diagnosed with lung cancer 4 years ago, she had a lung removed and started treatment. The surgeon told her she’d never swim again but she was back in the pool within months! She was a truly inspirational lady, she never once moaned about how poorly she felt.
The day the first photo was taken Sheila and I were being treated to a spa day and afternoon tea at The Midland by our lovely friends, it was a wonderful day filled with lots of laughter. Going back to The Midland to take the second photo without her made me sad but also grateful that I had her in my life and we got to share so many wonderful times together.