As I breathe a little ahead of a trip to Shanghai on Tuesday, have been reflecting on the month to date.
Marvels this month have included a trip across to Little Rissington to help Pat and Tim celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on 8 May; the discovery of the Wellcome Trust Reading Room (and booking it for the Volans 10th birthday party); an extraordinary learning journey with the team to visit projects developed by one of my favourite social entrepreneurs, Agamemnon Otero, and his teams at Energy Garden and Repowering London; and the co-hosting yesterday at Imperial College of our carbon capture event with Noah Deich and his team from the Centre for Carbon Removal.
But the top story by several country miles has to be the birth of our first grandchild on 22 May: Gene August Lushington. Wonderful to meet him on Thursday at University College Hospital.
Hania called him ‘Thumper’ when in the womb, because he was so active. One of my colleagues, Lorraine Smith, noted that Thumper the rabbit in Watership Down warned of incoming challenges, so maybe a case of like grandfather, like grandson?