Graeme

Yesterday my old friend Graeme Mitchison died.  Our family connections go back three generations and Graeme and I have known each other since we were small children. His family moved to Richmond shortly after we did and I played often with Graeme and his older sister, Susan.  As teenagers we shared a love of music.(Our … Continue reading “Graeme”

Graeme

My dear friend Graeme has a particularly nasty brain tumour. I heard the news earlier this week and, although we are both over 70 and this kind of news is going to arrive more frequently, I am filled with shock as well as much sadness. Our two families have been friends for three generations and … Continue reading “Graeme”

La Couvertoirade and then to friends

Somehow Sara had never visited the La Couvertoirade, the knights templar village, high up and remote on the Causses du Larzac. Wednesday was (yet another) glorious day and the fortifications of this wonderfully intact medieval village looked particularly splendid.  We were almost the only people to be strolling around; the tourist season clearly ended at … Continue reading “La Couvertoirade and then to friends”