I wasn’t successful, I’m afraid. After consultation with LT, I bid on two lots, for a lot more than the estimate, but I was outbid by two others on the first and was the underbidder on the second. I gave it a good go, though, and I’m not unhappy that I went. I wish I’d been able to buy my favourite piece, though – the buyer, who I know, is aware that I wanted it. “Sorry to run you up,” I said to him afterwards. “Are you still speaking to me?” he replied.
And anyway, I love London and I enjoyed the visits. So that’s something. And those lovely young men and their hair, nowadays. I do admire them. Personal grooming must take ages.