Malcolm (Broomhouse) has just rung me to tell me that one of our younger contributors, Rik Martin, passed away at the weekend.
As we know he had been in hospital recently for some tests but, obviously, this has come as a terrible shock to his family and those who knew him.
Along with Malcolm and Paul I had the pleasure of meeting this very kindly man in York and that is the main memory I will have.
If I get to know anything further I will post accordingly, meanwhile, my thoughts are with his family, particularly his mother for whom Rik was a carer.
Rather brings everything into perspective I think.