Yesterday, a group of family, friends and colleagues said farewell to David Fyfe, who passed away last week. It was an afternoon filled with laughter, tears and toasts. David was many things to many people. To me he was someone who wrote postcards to his friends ‘just because’, knew his way around a vintage bike, loved watches of all kinds, had quite the collection of ‘man bags’ and enjoyed going to the movies with me. Long will I remember our Saturday morning debrief after seeing ‘Prometheus’. Many coffees were drunk that morning as we tried to understand how Ridley could go so terribly wrong. There was also the time he laughed out loud in the cinema in the middle of a solemn scene in Almodovar’s ‘The Skin I Live In’. That drew some looks. The first movie I ever went to with David was ‘This Is England’. What a movie!
David was a true one of a kind and quite the eccentric. He is loved and missed.
I thought about whether to publish this post on an otherwise quite irreverent food and travel blog. I decided this blog is a reflection of who I am and what is happening in my life and what better place to share a moment with friends. I’m sure David would chuckle to recall that ridiculous Ridley Scott movie. David, I’m afraid I have to tell you that he is making Prometheus 2.