Thursday, September 25, 2014

Sorry I have not posted here for sometimes! Some news.

More to come soon. 

I was saddened that Leon de Bruxelles had to close rather quickly due to a sudden, huge, increase in rent. Mc Donald is now taking over the site on Cambridge Circus...
Since July I have floating on the aftermath of my 50th birthday celebrations that lasted a few weeks, thus why I needed some rest afterwards.

The Walthamstow Gay Meetup is going from strength to strength and is a very convivial and friendly meetup. WGM meets at least every 1st Friday evening of the month and sometimes the 2nd Monday.

The Cenotaph Ceremony was held on the 12th July on Whitehall and HRH Prince Laurent of Belgium was present and laid a reed on behalf of the King of the Belgian. This ceremony was 100 years this year and started with King George V and King Albert. Check the Anglo-Belgian Society for more details. On the same day I went to the Chaps Olympiad, a celebration of Britain's sporting ineptitude? The real Olympians will certainly disagree but I was pleased to have seen what this was all about, although I am still not quite sure that anyone who was attending knew at all...

The New day there was Walthamstow on Sea and yes Walthamstow has been rocking for some times now, particularly this year.

On the 14th I went to celebrate, although this is not a day to celebrate the atrocities that revolution committed, at l'Escargot in Greek Street, the new place that Brian Clivaz and Laurence Isaacson bought together. Needless to say plenty of Champagne although it seemed to run out rather quickly and lots of beautiful boys and girls.


On the 15th I went to the Plus one Gallery in Pimlico Road for a great exhibition on a Tribute to Sir Edwin Lutyens. Where I met quite a few of my friends. On the 16th, the Hotel Russel for a show case of the Principal Hayley's properties.

GPN on the 17th, Viewing the changes at the Kensington Hotel with Agnes Harmati on the 18th followed by a Summer reception and dinner at the National Liberal Club.

Monday 21st was my National Day (Belgium) so this was celebrated first at Claridges for tea than at the Residence of the Ambassador in the evening. On the 22nd I went for lunch at the Oriental Club followed by a meeting at Villandry a drink at the Virgin Money Lounge and another at 170 Queen's Gate.  

The Network was on the 24th. On the 25th I went to view the City of London Club followed by a great evening of Boylesque. On the 26th, Chris has a party with a theme of famous people and not quite sure who I was, before and after... Walthamstow had the summer appetite festival on the following day and what a garden party if was, organised by the Barbican and other entities, it really did rock! I went to Shoreditch to see some work of arts but the person who invited me wasn't there and neither did his picture really do any good to anyone. Stephen had his birthday on the 31st at the same place. 

Walthamstow had a Village Fair on the 2nd August. Le Cercle Francophone met on the 5th, on the 9th I was invited to see Porgy & Bess in the open air theatre at Regent's Park. Positive East had his Summer BBQ on the 12th. I attended the City of London Entrepreneurs on the 13th  and the City of London Gay Meetup met at Madison's

On the 13th September I went to see Kate Bush and what a treat this was, thank you Richard! The LFW went through and there was a lot of parties there indeed. Onthe 17th I went to my first Christmas part on board a Thames Leisure vessel and thoroughly enjoyed it.

23rd was the start of the Season with the Whitefriars Club and Major-General Julian Thompson regaled us with his stories and the history of the Falklands War.
Yesterday I went to Hodges, Jones & Allen for a seminar of same sex marriages/civil partnerships and the legal implications of both, most interesting.

I forget the repeats of The Network, GPN, City of London Gay meetup and other private parties that I attended.

This bring me up-to-date but more to come. please click on each of the underlined to find out more about them and this evening is The Network.

I will publish the upcoming events soon but you can have a look already at http://www.jfdor.co.uk/current-events.php

See you soon! 

All best wishes, 

Jean-François.

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