Saturday, June 25, 2005

Herry's 60th Birthday

Herry celebrated his 60th birthday with a few close friends at Lainston House, near Winchester in June 2005. Once the home of the Craig-Harvey's (whose daughter Juliet used to call him 'Black Magic' for the dark colours he wore even then) the house was perfect venue for a dinner attended by Nick Duke, Charlie Skipwith, Will Martin, Johnny Cooke and Ian Hay - an all-Hampshire gang dating from his early years, and still friends today.

We started with champagne on the terrace of the private dining room, and some seriously good wines during the meal. Herry managed to steer the conversation to each man's romantic history and away from his own, a ruse which he is sure won't get away at his 70th....

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