Maybe I'm alone in this, but I usually find that when I watch The News on TV it has little to do with me. Some politician has said something stupid, someone has produced a report stating the bleeding obvious or someone you never met has died.
So it was a real shock to see that Ken Campbell died on Sunday. It would be going way too far to say I knew Ken, but i did meet him on quite a few occasions. In the summer I would take the dogs for a walk and often as I approached "The Lost Pond" in Epping Forest it seemed three dogs would come crashing through the undergrowth closely followed by a pair of bushy eyebrows....with Ken attached. He would always say hello as his dogs jumped in and out of the pond.
I hope he is off enjoying walkies in some better place.