Tuesday night is backgammon night at the London clubhouse of the Royal Automobile Club, where I spent the evening losing small sums to all comers.
The leather backgammon boards at the club were commissioned by W.S. Foster, where my hosts, Sarah Adlam and Richard Edgecliffe-Johnson, the partners in Foster, are also members. In addition to shoes, Foster offers a line of bespoke leather luggage and accessories that I wouldn't dare check in airline baggage. It's better suited for the trunk of a Bentley or the cabin of a private jet.
Dress at the RAC is semi-formal. The men, including myself, were in suits of various shades of gray, and the majority of the women were wearing those floral printed cotton dresses that are popular summer wear in England. I regret that photos would have been inappropriate.
And, in the morning, back to Heathrow and home.