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There May Be a Protest

Well the last day was a long one but not much to report except several hours in the Galleries First and then a pretty smooth flight home.  An early check-out unfortunately, an uneventful cab ride to Paddington, a delayed express to LHR, an easy fast track through security, then several hours in the BA lounge.  At least I was able to stream the Murray Djokovic final, ad-free.


The champagne bar.

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Table service if you like.

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That’s some major tail.

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A decent selection of wines, a lot of space to spread out in.


Boarding commenced none to glamorously about two kms from the lounge around thirty minutes before departure.

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They started us off with Laurent-Perrier Grand Siécle.  Then I switched to the spectacular Taittinger Brut Vintage 2006.


Even though you leave on BA085 at 17:20 and even though you’re eating early evening, they call it lunch.  I chose as my starter Fivemiletown Dairy goat’s cheese beignet with a butternut squash, pumpkin seed and pine nut crust.


For the main I had a roasted corn-fed chicken, ham hock and potato tartlet with haricot bean purée, runner beans and truffle jus.  Honestly, I could have eaten two portions, it was just that good.


The cheese plate — shropshire blue, gillot camembert, godminster and tomme de savoie — wasn’t bad at all.


There was still room for orange and pistachio pudding.


My “sleeper” aka pajamas beckoned.


Time for some shut eye.

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There was “tea” after a nap: Sandwiches, scones and cakes.


There wasn’t too much to protest.

The author of Here Hare has traveled to over 45 countries on six continents, and has lived in Canada, the UK and Australia.

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