The next time you’re walking taller because someone says your holiday has taken years off you, dig out an old holiday photo.
Just finished recording final links for Better Angels podcast series on future of education. What knowledge, skills and character do the next generation need to thrive in digital age? Out in September. Some incredible guests, from Prime Ministers to film icons to the pioneer educators on the frontline of the next education renaissance. More details to follow! @theirworldorg @thenationaluae
Trying to contain my zeal.
Good to visit some old friends in Paris today. The French have it right in calling memories the more solid sounding ‘souvenirs’.
There is a chair at the No 10 cabinet table that is always pulled out. The only one with two arm rests: the boss’s seat, Churchill’s chair. John McCain came in March 2008. Tired by an Iraq visit, he sat on the chair. Anyone else we would have asked to move. Almost all the discussion was about Iraq and Afghanistan. But he spoke most powerfully and movingly about human rights. “If I’m elected, US will never break the Geneva Convention again.” After the meeting I asked him for advice for a book I was doing for my son (tomfletcher.global/blogs/details/…). He wrote: ‘Dear Charlie, there is no greater vocation than to serve. But there is no greater purpose than to love. Live a life that does both, and you’ll be truly happy.’ RIP
We left our Med shell collection to science.
Tonight in Midi-Pyrenees, the sundowners are Marsdowners.
Today’s office view after a night of thunder storms.
At the Henry Wotton exhibition in Stratford-upon-Avon. No pressure, ambassadors.
Wise words in a shop window in Stratford-upon-Avon.
View from top of Cnicht back towards Snowdon. My finger is pointing towards our cottage, miles from anywhere. Been coming here for over 40 years. Complete tonic.
Took on Sedbergh’s Winder 22 minute challenge. You’re somehow supposed to get up AND down in that time, not just do the ascent ...