What is fatherly or family secret?

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AFTER feeling Daddy was acting a little  strangely on his recent visit, I probed a little deeper.

The first thought crossing my mind was his health, especially given his ever present blood pressure concerns.

After setting up his IT company years ago, and dedicating his life to transforming it into a small near empire, his blood pressure has been an ongoing concern, and while daily medication stabilises him, I fear that now maybe the business is getting too much for him.

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I’ve been telling him for years to take a step back, but he is so proud of what he has created, he wants complete control.

However, when I tackled him he assured me his health is better than ever.

He even stressed that often when travelling abroad – away from his main hot seat – he relaxed more, and that´s great seeing as I always enjoy joining him in some of the most glamorous destinations.

My next thought was perhaps by spending so much time away, it was taking its toll on his marriage.

Mother bases herself in Monaco – for tax reasons mainly – so they spend little time together, though he makes a point of speaking to her at least once a day from his own London base.

But that’s how they seem to like it.

And Daddy always has his long-term personal assistant Layla.

She keeps him on the straight and narrow, organising his business world and even simply reminding him of family birthdays and anniversaries.

She knows him professionally and personally, and at times is welcome company for him when travelling on business.

They have a wonderful relationship; I’d even call them best friends, despite their age gap.

She’s only a few years older than me, and is beautiful inside and out.

I took the liberty of calling her – she was taking a few days off whilst Daddy was visiting me – as he was divulging no information into his solemn state.

But she said she had not noticed any areas for concern.

With his health and family stronger than ever, I am left wondering what the possible problem can be?

Let’s hope it passes soon, he even seems to have forgotten the promise of our fifth shopping spree later…

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