I was in the middle of getting ready to go away for the weekend with one of my pals today … we are going up to the Eco Lodges at Loch Katrine, the weather looks good and the dogs will have fun!

I was happily getting all my stuff together when I received a text that made me stop in my tracks and cry.

The text was from Wullie, my gardener, to let me know that his grandson Ethan, who would come out during the summer holidays to help cut the grass, was the boy killed in car crash on Sunday.  The 5 pals had been on their way to play football, Ethan was the front passenger and died at the scene, and the others are all in a critical condition.

I know how much Wullie and has family have been through in the past few years and Ethan was a lovely young man… it is a tragedy for all of his family and for all who knew him.

A young man, taken far too soon.

Rest in peace Ethan.