Well after having flights canceled and running round like a madman. We made it to New York for a 24 hour meet up with my mum and brother.
Mum was the happiest woman in the world. She was just so please with the book and dedication to my dad. It was great feeling to see the smile on her face. No amount money in the world competes with that.
I gave our Mick the T-Graph. He took off the plastic and put it on. It fit perfectly. No adjusting no link removal. Nothing. At 6' 2" he's a big lump of a man and has arms like Popeye and the watch actually looked small on him. We wandered round NY all day and just took photos of us with the wrists up and showing the watches. Couple of kids He said that he wouldn't need a gun or nightstick to arrest people he could take of the Doxa and club them with it
Back home now and knackered but well worth the hassle and expense.
Oh just to explain. In out family everyone is prefixed with 'our'. Mum would say go 'tell our Pete or our Bronagh or our Nuala or our Marty or our Mick that dinners ready'. It started as kids and just stuck so now whenever we talk about any of the family its always our mum or our dad or our Mick etc etc.