It is very gratifying for me to see so many of Michael’s fans paying respects to him throughout this year – the guest book entries are so meaningful and many touch my heart deeply. The memorial site has won five awards to date and this is of course truly gratifying and I want to thank Mario and Jacqui Ferrari and Dennis Patterson for all the work they have done to bring this site to the high standard of excellence it has achieved.
There have been many news items through the year but the sad and tragic death of Paula Yates shook the family badly and we have been ever mindful about Tiger’s welfare who became an orphan and a ward of the Court. But after much effort from myself, Susie, Rhett, family friends and Sir Bob Geldof the happiest news about Tiger Lily came about as the British High Court decided on 14 December to grant custody to Sir Bob Geldof for another twelve months. This means that Tiger can continue to be with her loving sisters Fifi, Peaches and Pixie under the care of Sir Bob, his partner Jeanne Marine and the wonderful extended families Tiger has. It made grandpa Kell very very happy.
I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a New Year filled with happiness and good health. And let us pray that real peace will come about in all the trouble spots around this planet where too many mothers, fathers and children suffer endlessly amidst religious and political turmoil which they should not have to endure. We should also pray for the unfortunate needy and underprivileged and homeless in the hope that their plight will be remedied by a fairer distribution of the plenty by those who control the wealth in this world.