Yesterday the Empire State Building shone in the colours of the Union Flag* as the Big Apple welcomed back Brits from across the pond for the first time in a very long time.
And Blake Lively donned a scarlet mini dress in an effort to stoke the celebratory mood and show up the Foreign Office bods around her.
I have been rather enjoying the comparative rarity status of An Englishman In New York throughout my visits this year. There have been plenty of free drinks involved.
There's still one more to go in 2021, but I suppose I shall have to adapt to a slightly less exclusive status.