Today may well be a front runner for 'best day'.

  • Wake up at Heathrow, breeze through security
  • Possibly the most delicious gammon and eggs in an extremely nice lounge
  • Plane, lamb for lunch, Godfather Part II included in the entertainment
  • Easy train ride into Manhattan
  • Caught the very end of the unveiling of Beastie Boys Square, at Ludlow and Rivington
  • Hotel check-in, except it's a fully functional apartment that's larger than my first flat in Nottingham. Easily big enough to live in
  • Nap
  • Emmet Cohen Trio at Birdland, with steak and a glass of Malbec
  • Walk from Midtown, back to my hotel near Battery Park

I am quite incredibly lucky.