Francesca Valli, who like me is a member of the City of London Business Board for the NSPCC (well not like me as she has been on it for years and is the co-founder of the Gherkin Challenge, I only joined at the end of 2013).
Anyway, the wonderful Francesca has invited me to the NSPCC Gala Performance of Puccini's opera 'La Fanciulla del West' at Holland Park this evening, as her guest to thank me for my work on this year's Gherkin Challenge steering committee. I am delighted, both with the sentiment and the opportunity to spend time with Francesca at an event in such beautiful surroundings.
We have an absolutely wonderful time! Thanks Francesca.