September is when the year takes off. I and other Masters and Wardens have just completed the Livery Halls Walk, 40 Halls over 9 miles. A great time was had by all, with great company and much to see (Picture) across the wonderful Livery Halls, finishing at our own Launderer’s Hall. The weather was too kind, with the heatwave taking its toll on gowned Masters and Wardens and we were all grateful for the refreshments along the route.

The aching limbs and feet were totally forgotten and put into perspective as the following day Lesley and I attended the “Big Breakfast” for the Magical Taxi Tour when the Worshipful Company of Hackney Carriage Drivers take very ill children to Disneyland Paris. Our Livery sponsors a taxi and we had the opportunity to meet Samuel, Simon and family just before they set off. It was an extremely emotional morning where we met wonderful people.