Thank you to all of you who think about Hugh - you each know him in ways that differ to my way of knowing him and it is very touching to think of a network of people who hold thoughts of Hugh with care and respect. I have been thinking a lot about Hugh's daughter, Karin, who is only four years old. I imagine that she will want to find all the 'traces' of her father that she can as she grows older. Some of Hugh's readers carry these traces as his stories weave into their lives - with all sorts of consequences by the sounds :). And I wonder how it would be to ask if any of you would like to contribute letters to Karin that I could keep for her until she is older. You may want to pass letters to me privately and I will think of the best way to do this - I don't want the on-line obit writers flooding my private email! Karin has a very big spirit - such a wonderfully feisty little girl. She still jumps all over her father, treating him far more casually than the rest of us - and yet aware of his limits - fetching his shoes, making sure a gate is opened.