More to come soon.
I was saddened that Leon de Bruxelles had
to close rather quickly due to a sudden, huge, increase in rent. Mc Donald is
now taking over the site on Cambridge
Since July I have floating on the
aftermath of my 50th birthday celebrations that lasted a few weeks, thus why I
needed some rest afterwards.
The Walthamstow Gay Meetup
is going from strength to strength and is a very convivial and friendly meetup.
WGM meets at least every 1st Friday evening of the month and sometimes the 2nd
The Cenotaph Ceremony was held on the 12th
July on Whitehall and HRH Prince Laurent of Belgium was
present and laid a reed on behalf of the King of the Belgian. This ceremony was
100 years this year and started with King George V and King Albert. Check the Anglo-Belgian Society for more
details. On the same day I went to the Chaps Olympiad, a celebration
sporting ineptitude? The real Olympians will certainly disagree but I was
pleased to have seen what this was all about, although I am still not quite
sure that anyone who was attending knew at all...
The New day there was Walthamstow on Sea
and yes Walthamstow has been rocking for some times now, particularly this
On the 14th I went to celebrate, although this is not a day to celebrate the
atrocities that revolution committed, at l'Escargot
in Greek Street,
the new place that Brian Clivaz and Laurence Isaacson bought together. Needless
to say plenty of Champagne
although it seemed to run out rather quickly and lots of beautiful boys and
On the 15th I went to the Plus one Gallery in Pimlico Road for a
great exhibition on a Tribute to Sir Edwin Lutyens.
Where I met quite a few of my friends. On the 16th, the Hotel Russel for a show
case of the Principal Hayley's
GPN on the 17th,
Viewing the changes at the Kensington
Hotel with Agnes Harmati on the 18th followed by a Summer reception and
dinner at the National Liberal
Monday 21st was my National Day (Belgium) so
this was celebrated first at Claridges for tea than at the Residence of the
Ambassador in the evening. On the 22nd I went for lunch at the Oriental Club followed by a meeting
at Villandry a drink
at the Virgin Money
Lounge and another at 170 Queen's
The Network was on the
24th. On the 25th I went to view the City
of London Club followed by a great evening of Boylesque. On the 26th, Chris has a party
with a theme of famous people and not quite sure who I was, before and after...
Walthamstow had the summer appetite festival on the following day and what a
garden party if was, organised by the Barbican and other entities, it really
did rock! I went to Shoreditch to see some work of arts but the person who
invited me wasn't there and neither did his picture really do any good to
anyone. Stephen had his birthday on the 31st at the same place.
a Village Fair on the 2nd August. Le Cercle
Francophone met on the 5th, on the 9th I was invited to see Porgy &
Bess in the open air theatre at Regent's Park. Positive East had his Summer BBQ on
the 12th. I attended the City of
London Entrepreneurs on the 13th and
the City of London Gay Meetup
met at Madison's
On the 13th September I went to see Kate Bush and what
a treat this was, thank you Richard! The LFW went through and there was a lot
of parties there indeed. Onthe 17th I went to my first Christmas part on board
a Thames Leisure vessel and thoroughly
23rd was the start of the Season with the Whitefriars Club and Major-General
Julian Thompson regaled us with his stories and the history of the Falklands
Yesterday I went to Hodges, Jones & Allen for a
seminar of same sex marriages/civil partnerships and the legal implications of
both, most interesting.
I forget the repeats of The Network, GPN, City of London Gay meetup and
other private parties that I attended.
This bring me up-to-date but more to come. please click
on each of the underlined to find out more about them and this evening is The Network.
I will publish the upcoming events soon but you can have a look already at http://www.jfdor.co.uk/current-events.php
See you soon!
All best wishes,