...I worked at the CTS (see yesterday's post. More of same.) Hurried to an Anglican ladies' group in Streatham where I gave a talk ("Celebrating feasts and seasons"). Back through rain to central London in a steamy bus. Brief visit to Westminster Cathedral - all scaffolding and repairs at present - met a friend, as so often happens, in the Bl. Sacrament chapel and had one of those conversation that start in whispers because it's in church and continue properly outside as you walk up to Victoria station and cover all sorts of things from liturgy to current trends in Church and nation. He's involved with an (excellent - I've met them. V. devout, keen on adoration, confession, Rosary, loyalty to Pope) charismatic-based group, but laments, and very rightly, aspects of their liturgy (pottery chalice!! aaaarggh!).
Met dear niece L. by pre-arrangement at Temple tube station. Jamie took us out to dinner - v.v. agreeable. The Middle Temple and its environs looks wonderful on a May evening with a faint drift of rain and a feeling of Dickens and the Knights Templar and history gently blending, and Jamie enjoyed taking his wife and niece through the corner of London that is his own, and bustling us into a restaurant and giving us a good dinner.
Back at home, sat late with niece, talked and talked. Covered Jane Austen, Harry Potter (we're in favour),youth crime, what a future Govt could/should do about all sorts of things.