Why mention Aberfan here? Simply because several years ago David and I went to South Wales on Christmas day to deliver a cello. David remembered the Aberfan disaster very well and often spoke about it (despite only ever having known it from the news) and very much wanted to go to visit the memorial garden and the cemetery . So after delivering the cello, that is exactly what we did. It may seem like a very strange way to spend Christmas but both of us were in agreement that it was the best we had ever spent.