"David Puttnam's final outing as chancellor of the university. A delightful man. One of that small band of life enhancers of my acquaintance (others include Liz Forgan and Charles Baker Cresswell). Merely to spend company is to come away refreshed."
So, who, to follow Chris Mullin's example, are people I know who I would describe as 'life enhancers'?
My other half, his Simmoness
My mother, father and two sisters
Sky News presenter, Anna Botting
Historian, Professor Peter Hennessey
Welsh Tory Party Director, Matthew Lane
All rounder, Gyles Brandreth
Broadcaster, Lorraine Kelly
Peer, Lord Pearson of Rannoch
Podcaster and Broadcaster, Olly Mann
These are all people who have few if any enemies, have hearts of gold, are generous to others and who I'd be happily stuck on a desert island with.
Now think who you would describe in the same way...