Monday, 7 August 2017
in which I use a suitcase again
Having spent the last three months living out of backpacks, it seems quite luxurious to be able to pack a real suitcase for the next few days away.
Instead of travelling by boat, we'll actually be using the train and tunnel, so I'll expect the taxi to arrive around 14:00 for the first leg of the journey.
My idea of luxury still contrasts with some others. The 68 metre yacht above pulled up opposite our temporary place on the jetty a few days ago. Lady Christine is named after the wife of its owner, the Monaco-based Baron Laidlaw. One of the largest financial backers of the UK's Conservative Party, Laidlaw stepped down from his seat in the House of Lords to maintain his non-domiciled status and therefore to avoid paying UK residents' taxes.
His boat takes ten guests and has a crew of sixteen. I wonder if that includes an accountant?