September 10, 2006
You were tired when we met in Chinatown. It's been a challenging few months for you: so many conflicting highs and lows. We had a beer at The Three Greyhounds in Soho and it all came tumbling out. But after fresh sushi and good wine at The Okawari, washed down with a Daiquiri and freshly brewed coffee at The Covent Garden Hotel, you seemed positively revived again. We've been doing lunch for so many years now. We go back a long way do you and I and your enigmatic mix of vulnerability and strength has always intrigued and astounded me.