My regular visits to the Garrick Club (of which I have been a member for 37 years - more than half my life!) are some of my great pleasures of returning to live in London. There is always the possibility of bumping into old friends - indeed it is an inevitability now I come to think of it.....and today, whilst having lunch with dear Sue Mortimer from Toronto, Michael Flint (a resident of Orford, Suffolk and a former Aldeburgh Festival trustee) was the chance encounter.
We go back a long way - his generosity to Glyndebourne, as one of our most distinguished intellectual property and entertainment lawyers, brought us close together professionally. His and Phyllida's passion for opera, food, golf, France, wine, together with his remarkable talent as a painter and etcher, sealed the deal!
The Garrick's Morning Room was looking pretty at 12:20 today as I waited for my guest. Bathed in lovely spring sunshine it is one of the finest rooms in London. And I had it all to myself - and thought that I should share it with you!