Andrew has been dead just over two years. I have begun going through his notebooks to select pieces of writing to include here, as an episodic version of the autobiography he always meant to write. I won't even attempt to post things in chronological order, but treat them as self-contained stories which can stand alone and/or enhance each other.
This will not be the version Andrew would have produced if he'd been able to edit and revise. Luckily he was a naturally good writer, so it will be readable anyway. I will do only minimal editing where absolutely necessary. I will add notes at times.
I trust you will find the posts interesting.
My husband Andrew, who began this blog in October 2007, died peacefully on September 3rd 2012, at the age of 83, after long and well-controlled illness culminating in a sudden, brief decline. He worked on his autobiography for years but never completed it. Instead he left behind various pieces of life writing which would have formed part of it. I will gradually include this material here, giving the dates on which the pieces were written. I'll also add some of my own reminiscences and items of information I have about him. At some point this blog will become an archive, without further additions. — Rosemary Nissen-Wade