I can't believe it - I was pickpocketed again this afternoon. Not my wallet which is a relief - but my iPhone. That is more an expensive inconvenience than a disaster given the remarkable attributes of this device. As soon as I get a new one I will be back where I was - nothing lost, everything intact. Amazing really. And I have to confess to being rather happy not having this wretched thing for 24 hours........liberation!
This all happened in the Gare du Nord as I was getting to the Eurostar. A professional team effort by a subtle little gang. Anyway the thing was blacklisted within less than 30 minutes so hopefully no further damage done.
I am now back in London anyway, and am just home after a delightful recital by the amazing versatile Danielle de Niese. We had Dowland, Grieg, Wolf, Poulenc and Bizet. And the remarkable Julius Drake partnered her - he is the best!
More tomorrow - it is now 11:20 pm and I am done!