A chilly start to the day. Angus refuses to pay $55 for breakfast in the hotel ( plus 20% suggested gratuity ) and heads off to Starbucks. He orders a double espresso with extra hot water and a splash of milk. Add in a ham and egg croissant and it's $8. He doesn't run the risk of being seated next to any of the Manhattanites. Small talk avoided.
Time to pick up the bag and head off to the airport. On the other side of the road yet another new hotel is being built. Who's going to staff them after Brexit ?
In the hotel lobby the young woman is back at work setting up more of her adventurous floral arrangements. Angus knows less than nothing about floral arrangements but these have a certain 'unstructured' look . This is another way of saying no expense spared. There must be at least twenty of them scattered in alcoves and corridors. Keeping them fresh must be a Sisyphean task.
At Toulouse airport 'The Font' and the PONs are waiting in the short stay car park. They had been waiting in the arrivals hall but Sophie was not impressed by the four young flak jacketed soldiers who attempted to talk to her.
There is something rather wonderful about four kids in Kansas uncovering this story about a remarkable woman .