Tell me it’s not true, my final blog post is here. After five years, I’m leaving the wonderful world of Alfie Boe fans to move onto pastures new. I’m both hugely excited and sad but as time goes by, I know that we’ll definitely meet again.
It has been my honour and privilege to shine a light on the music of Alfie Boe over the years and what once seemed the impossible dream of writing and publishing, is now my whole new career. Finally, I’ve found the real me and, friends, this is the life for me! Alfie has brought such sunshine into my life, through his music and his fans and I hope that I’ve been able to bring just a little bit of that sunshine into your lives too.
I have so many wonderful memories, from stage doors (even when Alfie doesn’t appear, there’s always great camaraderie amongst fans) to memorable train journeys to Cardiff with a group of fellow fans – here are just a few of the highlights:
I have so many people to thank for supporting me over the years, too many to mention individually but here are just some:
Debbie Bannigan – thank you for teaching me how to walk and then run and to learn to trust my instincts
My Boe Buddies – Linda Anstee, Linda Wellington, Pat Watterson, Cecelia Powell, Sue Redfern, Karen Rogers and Carole Hunt – for sharing some enchanted evenings. I know I’ll never walk alone with you behind me.
Penny, Emily, Andrea and Anis at Vector, Becky and Shirley at Trinity, Julie Whelan at Nordoff Robbins, Sarah at Rays of Sunshine – thank you for everything.
Everyone who has reviewed for thoughtsofjustafan (especially Roberta), everyone who has sent in ideas and content, everyone who has commented and above all, thank you to those who have sent such lovely messages over the last five years. I’ll hold you all close to my heart for evermore.
I’ll leave the last word to Alfie and hope to see you all at events in future. We’ll never be rank strangers, our next meetings will be just as if we never said goodbye.
Thanks for all the support, you have enabled me to change careers and brought a whole new group of friends into my life. Come what may, looking after you and your fans has been a wonderful experience – my heart will always be yours.