I’d just like to tell you all about the first time I met Ray. I went to see one of his lectures in Tumbridge Wells one Wednesday evening. When the lecture was over, Ray sat in the bar to have a chat and sign people’s books. He was actually quite talkative and came across as a pretty cool guy. He signed my book and when I asked him to recommend some books about the jungle, he wrote me a list. The lecture and meeting ray made it an amazing evening, forming memories that will stay with me forever.