Today we went to lunch with friends of mine from my days of consulting to IBM. Navin and I first met in Singapore and then worked together pioneering business-to-business direct marketing in India. I met his wife Dama there and their lively son Keshav. We became firm friends and today I finally delivered on the threat I had made to visit them when they moved to the UK 15 or so years ago.
Garrie and I set off on the underground! changing at Baker Street for our trip to the outskirts of London.
For a moment Garrie became Watson, (come on, with a maiden name of Holmes, I have to be Sherlock!).
Navin picked us up at Amersham and drove us through beautiful English countryside to their lovely home where we sat in their garden enjoying a drink and some delicious starters, watching the red kites fly overhead.
Almost 7 hours flashed by in what seemed like minutes and soon we were training our way back to Bayswater. Thank you Dama and Navin for a lovely day of excellent food, laughter and great company. We'll be back...