Chris would have been 73 today. How I wish he were still here.
He lived – just – to see his two beloved daughters married. But he never had the joy of knowing his four grandchildren. He would have been a brilliant grandpa, or ‘papie’ in French.
He would have loved living in our new house, completed two months after he died. Although of course my extravagant additions – expanded terrace, jacuzzi, landscaped terraces, olive grove and of course the magnificent natural pool – might not have seen the light of day. Chris was the prudent partner!
Even now, seven years after his death, friends (British and French) remember him with affection. His happiness at life in France was so evident.