Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Missing a dear friend

It has been a long time since I have written anything on my blog and that is because I really wanted to write this post but it has taken me a long time to do it because it is a sensitive thing for me and I haven't been able to think about it clearly until now.
Most people know how fond I am of our dear friend Mookie and we all miss our strawberry blond friend badly.
Mookie first introduced himself to me when he was in the world final of the voting walls that we all used to be familiar with. He told me, in a Mookie way, that he was the only German in the competition. Well of course as soon as I got to know him I wanted to vote for him. Anyone who met him would want to vote for him.
Everyone who knows me and Mookie know that we are both football mad! Only English and German people would know how difficult it is for English and German people to discuss football in a friendly way, the rivalry is such that it is almost impossible, but with Mookie I could do that and we regularly discussed football. During the World Cup England played Germany and lost badly (as usual), Mookie was so gracious in victory that I acutally supported Germany in their next games. We also used to discuss our clubs and supported each others teams in our national leagues which was fun. Most fun of all was playing football with Mookie on Twitter. He always won but then he is German and I am English.
The picture above is one of my favourites of Mookie and how I like to remember him, dressed up for the world cup as a committed German fan. He so enjoyed the world cup and made a German flag pizza to match my flag of St George pizza for England. It always makes me smile how much Mookie likes Wayne Rooney because they are both strawberry blond.
Of course football wasn't the only thing we had in common we talked about lots of things and found out a lot about each other's countries. He extended that by generously allowing his friend Lippe to come and visit so many of us of it was wonderful to have him here.
I miss Mookie terribly and hope he will tweet from OTRB sometime because we all love him and his mum so much. We know his mum must not be rushed into doing this and we are sure she will make a decision when things feel right.
But on behalf of all your Twitter friends Mookie we love you and miss you and hope to see you again one day when you are ready. For now I am sending you and your mum lots of Kolo HUGS HUGS HUGS!


  1. Kolo, what a sweet post! RIP sweet Mookie!

  2. i doo miss mookies too... wot a jental nise kind nd happi anipal mookie alweys wos. i kno him OTRB but miss chattin nd will alweys remembah mookie.

  3. I miss Mookie too, He was a great football lover friend, I hope too, He will chat with friends again from OTRB. hugs

  4. Very, very well-said, Kolo. Mom & I miss Mookie a lot, too. *hugs*

  5. Aaaah I have the pic,Mookie took with the Scottish postcards I sent...its a treasure.Some anipals are uber special...Mookie,absolutely,so missed.Well said Kolo xx

  6. oh I miss Mookie so much too. Now Lippie will be coming to visit in a couple weeks probably, and I'll be happy to have him. But it won't quite as exciting knowing Mookie isn't still in Germany. I hope Mookie gets just as excited OTRB tho. Please get back on Twitter Mookie - we all misse you so much.

  7. We miss Mookie very much too!! *HUGS* Thank you, Kolo for writing this! xoxox

  8. It was great of you to write this, Kolo; I know it must have been difficult to do. Every time I see pictures of Lippe on his adventures, I smile for Lippe but am sad because I miss Mookie. I don't blame him for not tweeting from OTRB but I still wish he would. It's just not the same without him. I keep hoping he'll return to tweet with us in some form or another.

  9. I miss you Mookie. Kolo this was a fantastic tribute to our dear friend. Here is a hug from me to you hug hug hug because I know you miss him so much xxx

  10. Lovely tribute, Kolo ~ wonderful how close we can become even though living worlds apart.

    Love & HUGS
    Andy & mama