October’s been a busy month – I was in Basel for a few days at the beginning of it – some lovely long walks (in the rain) with a birthday party in a barn with two lovely young calves (calfs?) looking on and then a week in Moscow, judging an architecture competition. It was my first time to Russia – and aside from not being able to read the signs, it was an amazing week. Golden domes, church spires, old KGB buildings, the grandest Metro stations I’ve ever seen and more Mercs per square mile than anywhere on this planet. Truly amazing. The highlight had to be the brides (and their ‘hens’) posing for wedding photos outside Moscow State University, overlooking the city and the site of the 1980 Olympic Games.