16th August 2013

This morning I received the sad news that my cousin David had passed away. This wasn’t a shock as it had been expected though it doesn’t make the news any easier to bear. David is just six months younger than me and far from being an old man. His death brings home the fact that we are all mortal. I have many happy memories of my cousin stretching back to our childhood days and our late teens as young men when the world was our oyster and we thought we knew it all.

We’d go down to the river, And into the river we’d dive, Oh down to the river we’d ride