I gatecrashed the Dexter Moren Associates party at the Building Centre the other evening.
I was in a meeting with some people who were going on to it and I just decided to come along for the ride. They didn't mind a bit and in fact Dexter seemed quite pleased to see me (rather reminded me of being a student actually) and nice to see the lovely Adrian Cole from Colin Buchanan and Partners.
And, of course, it enabled Ross Sturley to pose the second shot in his art installation series "Sadek Handbags besiege Architectural Models".
The last one at MIPIM (see blog 30 March) was a complete accident (later billed in the EG diary to the effect of "Gucci handbag rivals Gherkin and Cheese Grater").
This caused one of my mother's rather posher friends some very real consternation: having studied the photograph in the magazine for some time, she eventually expostulated in heartfelt indignation "But this handbag is a Furla!". I guess you have to get your priorities straight in this life).
This latter photograph is contrived of course (and, Jane, before you get exercised, the black handbag is an Osprey, bought cheap in the sale, naturally).
And we do intend to do this all round the country over the next few months. Expect a series of 10. Or 12, perhaps. May have to borrow some handbags.
Anyway, it was a bit of a diversion away from the deficit and the cuts.