News yesterday that my ex-sister in law, Jackie, had died suddenly swept the family with grief despite her being ill previously and , eventually, it not being an entirely unexpected outcome. Her bold confrontation with this reality over the past few years has been typical of the person she was and the sheer significance she gave to life and its value was an example to everyone. Named at the time of President Kennedy's assassination she too has been lost prematurely and will be sorely missed by all. Perhaps a blessing , but nonetheless a shock!
The weather continues to be glorious with this part of the UK being warmest of all. Where are the "winter wynds of March"? Most of the day was taken up with meetings or preparations relating to upcoming survey involvements, of which more later.