Just back from a journey to Chicheley near Newport Pagnell for the funeral of my Uncle Douglas, a fine man from that great generation, dwindling in number, who fought in the war and built a better future for their families. He was described in a moving traditional funeral service as a ‘perfect gentleman’, something I would agree with 100%. He and my Dad’s sister Pat made a great home together and showed a generous and hospitable way of living that was a great example. Although it was a sad occasion, there was a lot to celebrate in Doug’s life and it was good to meet up with some of my cousins on my Dad’s side – an infrequent occurrence, as his sisters spread to so many different parts of the world. Auntie Pat is well supported by a loving family.