This kingdom is restless, which makes it a nightmare to love… at first sight!
I arrived at Heathrow on September13, 2015. I told Julian (a cat that Kory gave me):
– You know what, I only plan to live in castles and work on rockets!
Even though I had a book named “1000 things to do in London”, I didn’t really go out during the first month. What was I waiting for?
In my mind, I worked on a master plan of how this kingdom will treat me. In my diary I wrote:
– Julian, I only plan to live in castles and I will take you with me. We can act beggars and street artists by day, at night we will sleep on Queen’s bed.
I always consider my way of thinking romantic.
Matt is a famous journalist and broadcaster, an economist and loudspeaker. In my previous role, dealing with hotels, I was able to host him during his trip to Asia, in exchange for some publications.
By the time I arrived in London, Matt had already invited me to spend time with his family in Devon and discuss our possible co-production. I accepted.
Later on, I discovered that Devon is also home to one of the most powerful men in my life. Nevertheless, the real power was over the hills and far away – Devon, my sceptred isle, was indeed one finest countryside.
I found a castle. When I told Julian, he looked at the frame hanging on my wall – “To the mind that is still, the whole world surrenders.”