Today is my friend’s birthday. Gay left us on 27th May 2011 and not a day has gone by when I don’t think of her in some small way. This, in itself, is interesting because I never met her in real life: she was a virtual friend. We “met” on the internet about five years ago in a sports forum called Rugby Rebels. RR is a curious mixture of people who love talking about the game without indulging in the abrasiveness of other forums, there’s humour, love (at least one marriage) and no little knowledge, and Gay was right at the top of the ladder when it came to knowledge of the game. Over the years she became a very good friend and then one day she announced that cancer had visited her. The following months were fraught and then, one Friday in early summer, she passed away. She is missed today as she was then, as she always will be.
A dyro##Q##th law, Myfanwy dirion I ddim ond dweud y gair "Ffarwél".