We have had a lovely warm September here in London. So pleasant for our foreign visitors, who are still coming in their thousands. The admiral Vernon Arcade is slowly but surely filling up, in some cases replacing, with better dealers who have been trickling over from ‘Jones’s arcade’ due for development as dwellings. The road that crosses Portobello, Westbourne Grove, is also smarting up. Always a mixed blessing as it means rents increasing, commensurate with the richer buyers coming into the newly renovated old houses.