Those of you that are following me on Twitter (I have reason to believe that maybe one or two of you take notice of my ramblings) may have noticed me talking about an unusual opportunity that’s come my way. Well now I can share the secret with you.
I few weeks ago I received an intriguing email. No, it was not a Nigerian business man wanting my bank account details in order to transfer lots of long lost dollars. It was from a lawyer. This was the gist of it. “I am a lawyer. I have a client. He has heard about underground dining and supper clubs in Edinburgh and likes the idea. They remind of him of his days in London a long time ago. He has a very large house. He would like you to organise a supper club for him. He wants to remain anonymous for the moment.”
Hmmm. I said to myself. Hmmm. I said again. Then I decided that I would ignore the email. After I couple of days, I could ignore no longer. I did a bit of research. The lawyer was definitely legitimate. With a real office and a real client list. There’s nothing to be lost from meeting a real lawyer in a real office?
A few days later, myself and my good friend Carol set off on a car journey heading out of Edinburgh. We drove, we got lost, we got found. And in the end we found ourselves at the end of a long winding driveway, with a wooded area on either side. Was this where we were going to meet our grizzly end?
No. Here I am. And I can assure you that I did not offer Carol up as a sacrificial lamb either. She’s most definitely at work today. What did happen was that we met a very nice lawyer (but still no client) in the most amazing country manor. It’s full of faded grandeur, full of tokens of a life well-lived. Oh and it has a lake in the back garden...
How could I resist? So hold the date in your diary. 30 June. There’ll be transport from and to Central Edinburgh. There’ll be food cooked by a fabulous chef, and wine matched with the food. There’ll be mystery, even I don’t really know what’s going on. Are you up for it?
UPDATE: Sounds like more than a few of you are up for this. Tickets (£80 incl. transport) will be on sale in a few weeks. Keep watching the blog for more details.