It's nearly three years since my wife Pat and I decided to move from the Scottish Borders back to Lincolnshire. This was prompted by some bad news on the health of our youngest daughter.
We spent almost twenty years in the Borders, a beautiful part of the UK. Tranquil, peaceful, sparsely populated. What more could a retired couple want?
We got to know some truly lovely people there. One in particular was Alan Parkes. I mentioned this chap some years ago when posting something about him. I befriended Alan in an unusual way and was terribly sad when receiving news of his death.
If you care to read that old post and to see a BBC video of Alan then here is the link: http://bit.ly/1MkZmqx