Concorde Brunch, Wine and Bar Menu and some fond supersonic memories

Concorde. The beast that hung in the sky, glinting metal and defying earthly shackles with its supersonic pace. I never got to fly on Concorde although I was close to it several times at Farnborough Air Show where the aircraft took off and landed metres away. You could weep with its beauty.

As a young lawyer at Clifford Chance, occasionally you’d see Concorde tickets on a partner’s desk. There were rumours of clients staying ahead of the sunset by travelling with Concorde’s unique speed.

At home, when the sky started roaring, the children and I ran outdoors into our Clapham garden, tilting our heads upwards looking for the majestic bird travelling at 1350 mph, more than twice the speed of sound. We played a game of who could see it first. The trick was to look ahead of its noise, about 35 degrees to the right, to spot it. Concorde arced over London in its trail blaze to Heathrow. I bet all over the capital there were families like us awed by its phenomenon.

While working at Airbus in Toulouse, France I had the incredible honour of meeting leading test pilot Brian Trubshaw, CBE, MVO (29 January 1924 – 25 March 2001). Brian was the first British pilot to fly Concorde, in April 1969. A humble and lovely man.

Here are the Brunch, wine and bar menus from Concorde. Which would you choose?

Click on the images to enlarge them. Happy dreaming. 🙂

concorde brunch menu

concorde brunch menu close up

Here are the wine and bar menus:

concorde wines intro

concorde wines champagne and claret

concorde claret

concorde bar service
Follow @save_concorde to support Concorde’s return to flight. Here.

Here is Concorde’s last ever landing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xddjYJBiQlc

Taking off https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7wK0cSsJRU

concorde menus with ticket

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Are the floodgates finally opening for homeworking in the legal industry?

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As you’d expect, I have a huge softspot for Clifford Chance. They’ve been leading the legal pack for years. I rejoiced to read in The Lawyer that Clifford Chance too are embracing home working. Obviously its not entirely altruistic as the rent saves alone are massive. But I think that’s immaterial because the benefits to mankind of people being able to work at home are huge. Think of the psychological implications on the family and children – all those extra hours that they will have to tell their loved ones how special and beautiful they are every day. Here is three cheers for Clifford Chance. Hip hip hurray X 3.

Read all about it in the Lawyer here: http://www.thelawyer.com/exclusive-clifford-chances-london-office-set-to-embrace-agile-working/3037842.article