"Dinah had a great capacity
for making the world around her a brighter and more
exciting place. She had a gift for seeing the funny
side of life and was a great mimic when relating
some of her more hilarious experiences.
Kindness and generosity were also in
abundance. Dinah never lost an opportunity to plan
treats for family and friends, whether it was her
famous hospitality or sending a little gift and card
of remembrance from afar.
Not to make Dinah sound too saintly,
which she was not, she could occasionally be exasperating!
Her mind was so full of things she wanted to do that
she would arrange more than could possibly be fitted
into her hectic schedule. Plans were made and remade,
so that keeping up with her could be exhausting.
However, as soon as she arrived all the upheaval
would be forgiven in the sheer pleasure of being
Going out with Dinah
was an experience never to be forgotten - it was
amazing how things seemed to materialise in her
favour - the parking spot becoming vacant as she
arrived, likewise the table at Fortnum's for tea.