Natalia Strelchenko murdered in her Manchester home by her partner it seems. An extraordinarily brilliant & charismatic pianist, I saw her three Januarys in a row at the Wigmore Hall, on one of these occasions I queued to have her sign one of her CDs and asked her to address it to my (not yet) wife, and in trying to explain to her how to spell my wife’s strange name she became visibly distressed, and I suspected her then to possess a very fragile temperament as geniuses often do. I am terribly saddened by the news. My weight was 17 stone when I got on scales before bed, got off readjusted it back to zero, tried again and it was 16’8. This morning before bath and AFTER a big shit back to 16’3.