Another action packed start to the day. Angus and Sophie discuss Senator Cruz and his trip to Cancun. The thing that Angus can't get his head round is that the Senator was wait listed in First Class and his wife wasn't. She was presumably always relegated to coach. Angus isn't sure that's an arrangement that would work around here. It certainly wouldn't make for a calm holiday atmosphere. Sophie, for once, agrees.
A chat with men in dark suits about yesterdays G7 speech by Joe Biden calling for an alliance of democracies to call out China and Russia on human rights abuses. Merkel was in her usual wait-and-see mode and said nothing. Boris Johnson embraced the new agenda - the Anglo Saxon world tends to have the same view of the world as the Americans. Macron by contrast was Delphic : "I listened very carefully to president Biden and the common challenges. We do have common challenges: In Africa, in the Middle East." Problem - these are areas the American President didn't talk about- he talked about China, Russia, and cooperation "rooted in democratic values". Seems the Europeans aren't singing from the same hymn sheet as the US. Sophie snores lightly through all of this. She's still coming to terms with the Cruz families travel arrangements.
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A Norwegian furniture maker selling on Instagram. Tables with space for a plant :https://philippvonhase.com/
Fleurs de Cerisiers vases. How do they make them ? :https://www.lalique.com/en/selection/the-botanica-collection