I have to admit that I shed a few wee tears last night while watching Coronation Street. Even although I knew it was coming, I felt so sad when Deirdre Barlow's death was announced.
I've watched Coronation Street for years and Deirdre (the actress Anne Kirkbride) was one of my favourite characters. During the 80s I had glasses just like hers. I've even kept them. I wore them as "second best" in the house when I was painting, gardening etc. Occasionally I'd forget to put on my best pair and go to collect my boys from school only to be greeted with the words "Mum, you've still got your Deirdre glasses on!" Happy days!
So the next time I raise a glass of red - it will be to your memory, Deirdre.