Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Adrian Cave RIP

We met the Caves at Stansted Airport, all four off on a blind date for a weekend in France. Happy times in the Autumn sunshine at Chavenat!

Small wonder that in the decade that ensued, we became friends. But none of the following memories quite catch Adrian's calm knowledgeability or that conspiratorial twinkle of mischievousness:

* Adrian gobsmacked by the monolithic church at Aubeterre

* Adrian downing beer in the Spring sunshine outside the Green Dragon

* Adrian mounting the steps of St Peter's, Winchcombe in his black top hat

* Adrian fresh from the London train on his fold-up bicycle

* Adrian guiding the nuns of Stanbrook onto unaccustomed green paths in his beloved Yorkshire

* Adrian calling upon a lifetime's architectural experience in the transformation of a garden shed: Peter Pan and his Wendy house.

"Thy kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven."

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