Originally Posted by geoff_boycotts_grandmother
Not at all surprised to find out that he was an Oxford Blue at cricket (does that mean he played first class cricket?). He achieved so much and yet was so modest about it all.
He led a fascinating life and I wasn't just teasing him when I said he should have written an autobiography: it would have been an excellent read (and one he'd have no doubt championed had it been by and about anyone else).
He will definitely be very much missed.
Hope you gave him a good send off.
I've been off the board for a while and can't quite believe the news I've come back to. I regret not making any of the recent shindigs bitterly now I discover I've missed any chance of meeting Kim and ribbing him about his memoires. As you say, gbg, every time he revealed things about himself, which he didn't always rush to do, there was another hugely entertaining story and another chance to tell him he had an amazing life story to tell. It sounds trite to say in light of both the situation and the real things he did in his life but he was always a poster well worth reading and as everyone else seems to have said, more importantly, a friend I never even met.
In the midst of this sadness, the story of the stupid jacket in George Dobell's post made me laugh through the tears.