London from Above and Below

Sept 17 Our last full day in London starts with coffee in the Club, then we take the tube to meet Tom and Judith for a brunch at the posh Aqua Shard restaurant on the 32nd floor overlooking London. Tom has set this up long before our trip to treat us to a special experience […]

Canterbury Tales

September 16 After breakfast at the Club, we take the tube to meet Tom and Judith at St Pancreas Station to board a train Tom has booked to a town near Canterbury, where we will visit Peter and Shelby Fitzpatrick. It’s raining, not great for the day we’d hope to have, but nothing to be […]

Nigeria, Egypt and Faulty Towers

September 15 Quick breakfast at the hotel, then took the tube to the Bloomsbury Coffee House to meet Dayo Olopade and Walter Lamberson for breakfast. Dayo is the daughter of our friends, Funmi and Sola Olopade. Over a year ago, Carol and I attended the wedding of their daughter, Feyi, in Lagos, Nigeria.

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Painters, Hungarians and the U.K. Supreme Court

September 14 Overslept, and didn’t arise until 10AM, thus missing the breakfast that came with the room. Damn. On the last day of our trip to England with our daughters back in 1985, I found myself wandering through an area of art galleries alone. I saw a piece in the window that I liked a […]

Chauffeured to Henley

September 13 After coffee with Tom, we were picked up at Tom’s house this morning by our friends Pat and Steve Hemmens. As you will learn, one could hardly have chosen anyone better to be chauffeured around by. Back in 1976, as a young partner at my law firm, I was fortunate to have a […]