Cycled in, starting out in weather that almost demanded gloves and yet warming up significantly by the time I was beetling through Hyde Park. My first full day at Volans, at the 2 Bloomsbury Place offices, with a fair old turn-out: Alejandro (Litovsky), Ben (Whitlock), Charmian (Love), Sam (Lakha), Smita (Sircar) and I, most of us beavering away to get the new website ready for the ‘soft launch’ on Wednesday.
The main room was perfumed by the flowers Charmian had bought this morning to welcome Sam into the new order, an arrangement which included eucalyptus, lilies and the most extraordinary Triffid-like purple flowers, that looked as though they had been shaped in a waffle iron.
Find I am enjoying myself rather a lot. As I was leaving this evening. Sam gave me a card this evening, by one of Gaia’s favourite artists, David Shrigley, which said: ‘NO SPEED LIMIT ANYMORE.’ Then it said: ‘GO AS FAST AS YOU WANT … LIKE IN GERMANY.’ And I do feel as if my life has shifted into quite another gear.
Arrived home lateish this evening, with a lovely Moon over Hyde Park, then sat down to watch Joanna Lumley in ‘The Land of the Northern Lights’, which screened last night. Todays reviews gave it a bit of a pasting, as fey, but I found her enthusiasm for the world beyond the Arctic Circle affecting rather than affected, and the sequences of the Northern Lights proper were staggering.