Monday Syed T H came to see me for a discussion over a cup of tea. I was delighted to hear that he had sold a painting - he is a foremost expert on Islamic calligraphy, and some of the major auction houses have been staging auctions of Islamic art.
Later, I had a meeting with Peter Low, who has succeeded Gaby Drinkwater as Coordinator of the Peru Support Group. With the Foreign Office taking greater interest in Latin America, we should be able to expand the membership.
Tuesday, I had a visit from some Bahraini teenagers, and was delighted to show them round the Palace.