This is not Charmian or Enobarbus, but Ruth and Anthony, when we wandered round the refurbished (almost) Memorial Theatre in the hot sunshine, where the British and foreign public mingled contentedly. A & R work with International Health Partners UK, which takes them to some of the direst places in the world, such as Haiti after the earthquake and Kyrgyzstan. Which brings me back to fairness. Although Haiti has disappeared from our TV screens, things there are still awful, they told us. You can't get around the island except in a 4x4 because of degradation of the roads (the potholes are so deep you drive in and out of them). I think they said two-thirds of the dead bodies are still under the rubble. But it's not all bad news. For example, there's a refugee camp financed and maintained by a Hollywood star - and IHP has been supplying medical supplies.
Here they are being audited.
It did bring home to me what a huge amount we take for granted. Much of the world has so little. Although many people in Haiti lost their legs in the earthquake, wheelchairs are no good because the roads and paths are in no condition to use. We can't do anything about earthquakes, but we can do something about their aftermath. We can care, but we don't. I don't know how much of their fortunes footballers give away to charities, but I'm certain it's not as much as they could. That's not fair. I receive amazing treatment thanks to the NHS - that's not fair either. I'm grateful for what I have, of course, but wish that as a country we whinged less and gave more. We have SO MUCH to be thankful for.