A day spent prowling shops for light-weight clothes for an impending trip to India – and took back a Panama hat that I have not had long, but which has developed a crack in the crown. Bates replaced it instantly, no questions asked. Marvellous. Then we took in Jieying’s counter-current embroidery for framing at Railing’s in New Cavendish Street. Then on to the British Museum to meet Will Rosenzweig, ahead of supper at the Court Restaurant there. Many things going on at the BM these evening, including an exhibition of Chinese dancing and operatic singing. Interesting, but hard on the ears. Will gave me a wonderful little kaleidoscope for my birthday, to promote even more colourful visions. Am contemplating having it implanted as a third eye.