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Anna Vines from Weybridge, Surrey KT13 8TQ wrote on 22 Dec, 2021 at 11:57 am
We hardly ever met, but I am the wife of Christopher Stephen Vines, your first Cousin, second son of Lucy and Lenny Vines.
Having read your tributes, I clearly remember your other cousins, Esme and her brother Paul.
I am touched to read of the wonderful life you led, and your courageous passing.
Rest in Peace, David.
From Chris, Anna, Luke, Rohan and Nicholas Vines.
Caroline from London wrote on 29 Nov, 2021 at 5:33 pm
I don't know what to say......
I think of you often.
I haven't read your blog regularly as my Mum has MS and it's been too close to home for me, and you are just so bloody honest. That makes it painful to read, but is also the reason why I respect you more than I can say.
You have been a kind friend and support to me, drawing me into the Cambridge Society family and then consistently making me feel valued. Not many people raise others up like that, it is a special thing.
I can only say you are a dear man, what else can I say.
Caroline from London wrote on 4 Nov, 2021 at 10:33 am
I've known for years what a very special person you are, David, the messages in your guestbook confirm this. XXX
Jonathan from Birmingham wrote on 17 Oct, 2021 at 7:41 am
David

I read your article on sky news this morning. Thankyou for being so honest and brave

My father was diagnosed with MND, and we travelled to Dignitas 3 years ago this Christmas where he ended his life.

I would be more than happy to share our experience with you, perhaps privately to begin with, but also if there was any way we can further your cause.

Wishing you all the best

Jonathan
Graeme D Eddie from Dunbar wrote on 16 Oct, 2021 at 11:26 am
David… your story was carried in the ‘Scotsman’ today… Trivial, I know, but I wondered if you are the David Peace who worked for a time in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, on the BAe contract in the 70s/80s? If so… and if not too, am the same Graeme D Eddie who worked there as well… and I wish you well in your endeavours… very brave… and I agree that you have been failed…
James from Manchester UK wrote on 3 Aug, 2021 at 8:05 am
Fascinating read - what a life, and I truly hope all is complete and comfortable for you.
Stephen Broughton from Ipswich wrote on 23 Jul, 2021 at 8:07 am
Good morning David
You are very much in my thoughts today for two reasons! First I am attempting a 60 mile bike ride tomorrow bringing back thoughts of the 40 mile ride I did for MND. I didn't do a fundraising page as I thought ittoo soon after the last one but might wait for a 100 mile ride challenge if I get on OK tomorrow. Secondly according to BBC News this marks the week in history of the moon landing in 1969. Maybe we all remember where we were but I watched it in the Cath's JCR. I discovered early on that there was a 'summer term' for which you could get about £300 maintenance grant so I did that twice and thoroughly enjoyed it with no work no lectures and just loving the time in Cambridge. I am thinking you may have left that summer. Sad to think of all the interseting people like yourself I missed meeting by being the only Theologian in College!!
I'll let you know how I get on tomorrow. the Forcast is rain all day!
Shamus Williams wrote on 23 Mar, 2021 at 1:44 pm
Have only just learnt your story and been pointed to your website blog. I am remembering a happy day at Lords kindly organised by you for Catz, and your welcome. Your openness in sharing your experiences through this will stand as a model to many I have no doubt. All strength to you.
Susan from London wrote on 14 Mar, 2021 at 5:38 pm
Dear David,

It was lovely to see you again today on the Cultural Storytelling Zoom meet up. I've just started reading your blog - you write beautifully and have incredible stories to tell (so far I've especially enjoyed the Prince Charles incident - and the exploding beer bottles!) I'm looking forward to reading more, and my husband Marcus (that interloper from the other place) and I are sending you a big virtual hug and lots of love,

Susan xo
Richard Pettinger from KENT wrote on 30 Jul, 2020 at 6:30 pm
Dear David
Very very sorry to hear of this. You have been a great inspiration over the years. Very best wishes and will write more along the way!
Richard
Mandy from Chippenham, Wiltshire. wrote on 22 Jul, 2020 at 11:18 pm
Hello David,

Mum (Valerie) has kept me updated over the years and mentioned your blog when I saw her on Sunday.

I’ve just caught up on the daily posts and was so happy to read in your post for 7th July that you still have your Dad’s accordion. As a youngster, I was very privileged that your Dad allowed me to play it when we visited them. I also seem to remember you playing the piano, (Fur Elise?) one time when we visited.

Your blog is wonderful. Honest but not depressing about MND/ALS and the Diginitas option. And (bad English!), also entertaining with those wonderful stories & anecdotes about your fascinating life.

Sending you very best wishes.

Mandy Orchard.
Sue Walker from Wells wrote on 9 Jul, 2020 at 12:02 pm
So much to say and so much better not said but thank you for such inspiration. Sue
David Peace wrote on 8 Jul, 2020 at 7:51 pm
Hello everyone!
This is where you can do your best and your worst. My occasional posts from now on will still have the Comments box at the end, but if there's silence for a few days and if anyone wants to air their grievances or wax lyrical on something else, just type it here into the Guestbook. It might have a life of its own.
Thank you,
David

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