Sunday, 11 November 2007
The Lanesborough today, at Hyde Park Corner, for my birthday lunch.
The Lanesborough is in high Bentley country and there were three or four parked outside when we arrived.
A piano and double bass type of occasion, with a traditional Sunday lunch, which included a splash of fizz and took several indulgent hours.
We dined in the conservatory and then wended our way through Belgravia, past Sloane Square and into Chelsea. An enjoyable day for all of us, and for me including the gift of a CD by Bat for Lashes and a signed copy of the latest Douglas Coupland novel, complete with the almost unobtainable Glove Pond, by Roger Thorpe. More of that later.