I only ever knew Colin as my editor, so apart from the very occasional phone call, everything was done by email, but I'd have loved to meet him in person over a drink. He was a fantastic guy to work for: he was generous with his work, he trusted me completely in what I wrote and he often showed valued appreciation for longer pieces. These things inspired me to give my best for him, to repay that trust. It was Colin that gave me my first proper break some 20 years ago. His death has come as a real shock, and without the chance to say, "Thank you for everything." So I can't imagine how hard it must have hit his family. Deep condolences to you all.