Saturday, 21 May 2016
Meeting John Kerry...
And it started well, with a great act featuring the music of Fats Waller and others of that ilk. I like it very much.
Apparently U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry also likes it, because he came and sat down a table but one away from us, and was clearly enjoying the music.
There was incredible security around him, but I was never one to be intimidated by a bunch of dozy Yanks, so I wandered over to shake his hand and have a wee chat. And what a nice chap he is.
Kerry, of course, is a highly decorated war hero, and it was a great pleasure to exchange some private words with him.
I was impressed, and I cannot believe how young he appears. He must know a better beer than I do....