Until the referendum vote is over, there is a hiatus in all business. To non Europeans, the referendum is a call to vote, for the entire UK, to remain or leave the European Union. Which ever way it goes, let us keep the peaceful camaraderie that the EU has engendered during the last decades. June is usually a good month in the Portobello as it sees the start of the season of big Antiques fairs in England. When you hunt for your antiques, do you like to rummage in an untidy stand or are you attracted to a well presented stand? Male dealers often have broken chairs and old newspapers with lost items to attract other men. It’s a clever ruse!