I arranged for Martin to attend a birthday lunch that was to be held in Battersea on the Thames, he came when I asked him, which I thought would be at the end of the meal. Of course, we had not even ordered the meal when he arrived. Martin waited until we ordered and then started to take natural pictures of the family and friends who had come to celebrate my birthday.

I was unaware that he had been ill for a few days but still attended.

The photos were brilliant, he sent copies to us and also advised me that he saves them in multiple places so he will not lose them. He sent them in different formats to me to assist me in saving them.