I'm having a strange time in my life. An exciting, challenging, last chance in a lifetime, opportunity. Like so much in our existence, the good things never come easily to most of us. As I made good progress on an important issue and felt I had a nasty virus under control, a shock came along and hit us very hard, Mrs OR and me. As we get older, loss and bereavement become more frequent but never welcome bedfellows. I live with the presence of my lost daughter's sad, wasted and victimised life , over 5 years ago. Yet strangely yesterday hit every bit as hard when a dear neighbour and may I say friend, died just one week after entering hospital. Someone who listened those years ago with his strong and calm quietness. David leaves a wife and daughter as well as a village in mourning. Rest well dear friend, your music and joie de vivre will be with us for ever.