The perfect last journey today for a gentleman who’d driven a pony and cart throughout his life and arrived at the crematorium on a carriage pulled by one of the family horses.

An added bonus was the fact that as we basked in a heatwave on the hottest day of the year, my eulogy spoke of how much he’d hated the long, cold winters and yearned to feel the sun on his bones… well, the weather for his send-off today could not have been more perfect.

RIP David