This week the LWAT family lost someone special. He was Nathan’s Dad, my Daddy Milner, Reuben and Eva’s Bang. He was a man of random facts and even more random jokes. A man who loved gadgets and had a sure touch with DIY (something that genetics failed to pass down to Nathan). He had an eye for a picture and most of my favourite photos of the kids are ones that he took, not counting the one where a baby Reuben looked like William Hague. He always had a cheery greeting, a solution to every problem, a ridiculous story for his grandchildren and a new toy to show us, whether that was his telescope, his iPhone or a funny bottle opener.
It would be a disservice to the truth to pretend he wasn’t a silly man but that’s one of the many things we loved about him and he was good company for my equally silly father.
We’ll miss him tremendously.