A sad day today as we said goodbye to a brave and beautiful girl, Abby Webb. Four years ago we were all celebrating her 21st birthday and today was her funeral on what would have been her 25th. It was a very emotional occasion held in the palatial setting of Stowe School Chapel. Abby had been a pupil at the school for a couple of years and excelled at everything she did, especially sport where she played hockey for England. Hundreds of people gathered for this occasion - friends, relations, neighbours - it was a tribute to her personality and popularity that so many had made travelled long distances to be there for her last journey. The death of one so young will leave a huge gap in the lives of many.
I thought it was a nice touch of Stowe School to fly the flag at half mast - it just about sums up the occasion.
I started the day by taking John over to High Wycombe for surgery on his shoulder. He regretted that he could not also be at the funeral. I picked him up later in the afternoon and he is fine. He will be a bit sore but should make a full recovery.
All in all, one of those days that are best when they're over.
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