I got a text from Ollie yesterday to say that her father had died so I went round to pay my respects.
I had to visit because after gazing at my phone for a while I realised that crafting an SMS message equal to the gravitas of the occasion was beyond me. It will probably seem natural to our children.
Dr John Crane of Arsenal and England had a full and stimulating life, and struck me as a good egg the few times I met him.
Rest in peace.