I live in Coventry and Marie-Anne lived near Broadway in the Cotswolds but we met for the first time in Norfolk! I was on holiday, camping with my dogs, and Marie-Anne was with her husband who was running an ornithology weekend not too far away. So we met to walk dogs on a beach and have lunch together. We repeated this from time to time as and when we were within reach of each other - not often enough to become close friends (Nicki who never met her probably knew her better) but enough for me to like and admire her very much, and to find how much we had in common. I shall miss her, and think of her family, who will miss her far more.
Kate, Oliver and Aled