Tessa Walsh

Hi Jude,
Tesser here. What fun we had!! We all loved Chris …
I met your Mum when she moved to London and thankfully moved in with my friend Sarah Lafferty in St Stephens Gardens on the strength of Sarah’s ad in Time Out magazine. Their signature colour was red!
I met your Dad when he arrived on the scene shortly after Alexei Leveneintroduced him to your Mum and saw their relationship and love deepen.
I was at Chris’s 40th when he proposed to Simone, at their New Yearwedding, at the concert in Hyde Park when your Mum was expecting you and Sir Paul McCartney sang ‘Hey Jude’ and saw the joy your arrival brought.
Your Dad was one of the funniest, kindest, most empathic and warm men I’ve ever met. He lived large, always had fun on the way, loved a party and was an incredibly loyal generous friend who would go out of his way to help.
He could laugh at anything, most often himself, and certainly had plenty of material!! His self-deprecating humour, however often hid his intelligence and deep insight into people which was one of his biggest skills.
These pictures were taken at your Dad’s first Notting Hill carnival at our favourite sound system – KCC and the Rocking Crew. Your Mum and Dad always used to go away to avoid being besieged by revellers, but you could tell Chris had a hankering to revel and we finally managed to convince him to come one year, wasn’t too hard!!
That’s Nick Evans in the photo of the two of them with your Dad sporting my white shades. The group from left to right is me, my sailing friend Lindsay, Nick, your Dad and Crispin Gordon.
We had a blast and we adored Chris, much as we adore you and your Mum. I loved our dance party, I can see where you get it from,
Big love,
TxXx

Chris Chris

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