Strangely that's something I still miss: your slow, measured stride. Even now I'd try to copy it in case of crisis -
that thoughtful lope towards fire or flood. Of course you were panicking like the rest of us but someone has to take the adult role.
I practise and practise - the steady hand, the cool head, the firm, what's-the-problem-here stroll to the edge of the abyss. - Connie Bensley, from The Spectator, 25 September 2010