Marty: We’re Bonnie and Marty Hurwitz, US friends of Joan’s and long-time disciples of Gordon’s. We’ll be in London again 7-12 June. We hope that Joan will be feeling well enough to come in and work her magic while we’re there.

Simon: She is moving to a lovely new assisted flat soon so won’t be there after 18th May. She is still coming in to the bar but is coming down with dementia sadly.

Marty: We were lucky in London on 13 June. Joan wasn’t working, but came in for lunch. Your website had a photo of her wearing a NY Yankees hat. It’s a tired old team. We brought her a Washington Nationals hat, photo attached. It’s a young (and so far unsuccessful) team, but great sport to watch. I’d appreciate it if you’d print the photo for Joan. What a change you’ve made in Watergate Walk! It’s just great. One question: Where did you hide the dust bins?

Simon: Aha – the dustbins are no longer needed! We recycle all glass in the PWC building opposite and they kindly let us recycle all cardboard in their machine and other stuff goes into their crusher. Win win as they say!!

Marty: Your arrangement with PWC has one small drawback. We miss the look af apprehension we got when we told our friends to “go down the steps and into the first entrance past the trash cans.”

Cheers, Marty