Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Went to a dinner for about 20 business leaders tonight, to drum up more support for the UK Now festival. Sat next to the President of something called Beijing Sparkle Roll Investment Co which turns out to be the distributor in China of Rolls-Royce, Bentley and Lamborghini cars, luxury watches, jewelry and fine wines. Oh, and he's Jackie Chan's agent. We swapped photos of our families and he told me that his children go to a local school. I almost thought he was normal, until I realised the photo showed them on the steps of a fabulous Lear Jet... his own. At the end of the evening as the limos turned up, Joanna and I slipped out to a side street to wait quarter of an hour for a beaten-up taxi.