Last Saturday as I was actually starting playing at a concert with Bude Orchestra a dear friend of mine died suddenly.
She was 95 and I actually met her the day after Jaykub died. To begin with she was a patient and then this last couple of years I had just sen her as a friend ... However not once when I was with her did she fail to make me laugh. A few times over those 5 years I thought that we both might choke, we laughed so much ... about so many things.
She hadn't been well over the last couple of years and in the last 9 months had been living in a nursing home. I know she is out of pain, and that she wanted to die, as for her that meant she would be in Heaven ... but as I told her when she said this, I shall miss her. miss the giggles, miss the fun ... miss the banter.
I last saw her on Tuesday, and one of the last things she asked me was when I would next be seeing James - so as you can see, she kept up to date with what was going on.
A really lovely lady, who had truly been my pleasure to know and call a friend and who I shall miss.