I’m writing this in John’s shadow .
Last night ,as a guest of my cousin ,Robert Brown ,John dined at Fishmonger’s Hall with The Lord and Lady Mayoress of London , other Lords and Ladies ,The Icelandic Ambassador, Sirs, Most Reverends, Honourables, Colonels ,Barons ,Lieutenant Colonels and Sheriffs ( none of your- of Nottingham ,jokes ). There was no royalty there ,but they dined like kings and queens ,with wines aplenty at each of the five courses ( I am such a pleb that I looked up the price of one of the wines-Chateau La Mission Haut -Brion 1995- £192 !) When I squinted a bit he went out looking a bit like James Bond , in his dinner suit . He tells me it was a wonderful evening , but a complete one off , and in a way , we both agree ,although lovely to be invited ,it’s a bit obscene .
Tonight he’s at a Governing Body meeting – lucky if he gets a biscuit !