My mate, whom I miss every day. RIP, Pete!
In loving memory of Pete, whose friendship I shall never forget.
Simon Wheeler, OB, has made this rather wonderful short film to commemorate Pete Simpson’s life on the occasion of the 90th. It is beautifully narrated by Tom Wheare.
Waking in London on the second day, I am now a member of the oldest private French restaurant club in the city, having been introduced by Charlie. I was smitten by the cadre, a real coup de foudre, by the charm of the patron and by his willingness to converse in French. What clinched it, however, was the music. What could constitute a warmer welcome than “Je me suis fait tout petit”, by Georges Brassens! When the owner of the club declared how much he was missed, I knew I was in the right place and that there was no resisting the temptation of membership. The cheese board takes some beating, too; indeed it was one of the finest I had seen.