Part I "Dear old capital" It all started when my little girl and I were playing with blocks and building pyramids. She had already been pretty good at this, but the pyramids we made were so small and fragile – they needed a strong base.

 When I was younger, I used to make all sorts of towers and strange structures out of blocks. So it was like my daughter was helping me return to my childhood and remember a simple fact – you need a solid foundation.