I bumped into David Harper and Ken MacKay enjoying a pre-prandial pastis, no doubt celebrating Harper's recent design for Suffolk's largest barn conversion. MacKay has more pressing issues in mind. The practice has won a job in Algeria, part-funded by Colonel Gadaffi, and he is due to make a site visit next week. Having taken advice from Whitehall, MacKay will be accompanied by security men.
Or was that the Peter Rees story? It all seemed a bit dreamlike by this stage.