Thursday, 25 November 2010

Day 25 - The day, in detail

This posting is part of the 30 day challenge...

I hacen't slept well all week and last night was no better.  I must have woken up 6-8 times.  My sleep wasn't helped by a couple of dreams that were more like movies.  One was really weird; about a big TV show and I was in the audience.  The other very erotic.

I was due in London today and had to be up just a little earlier than usual, but as the sleep was so bad, I got up an hour earlier still and made a cuppa and watched the news; It was 3 degrees when I left the house for the 10 minute walk to the station.  Travelling with the masses is fine once a month, but I don't want to return to commuting - though it may be a necessity one day sadly.  I found commuting too stressful and tiring and the stupid cost of rail travel means you have to earn £8000+ more in London than locally to just break even.

The train was oppressively hot and I didn't get a seat.  Thankfully my employer paid the £28 fare.  The Victoria line from Kings Cross was sardine hell, as usual - very unpleasant.

The meeting was just off New Bond Street at a company that we have a strategic alliance with.  This office has the craziest art.  I may have mentioned this before; they have a glass wall with glass shelves and on each shelf are a number of stuffed toys that have had cavity wall insulation pumped into them which has expanded and exploded from any hole in the toy. Yes, they are as weird as they sound.

Anyway, it was a dull meeting but I did my best to liven it up with many sarcastic comments! This doesn't always go down with my boss.  Lunch was fantastic however!

Afterwards, I met Pete at the Apple store on Regents Street and we walked a winding route via Jermyn Street and a nice pub to Fopp.  After ambling for a while we ended up in a dreaded Irish pub in Bloomsbury.

We walked to Kings Cross station and got a fast train home.  The carriage was full of very sombre looking people, mainly playing on mobile phones and 2 loud French people who may have been arguing or were just loud.

We had intended going to Prezzo as we had vouchers, but we eventually ended up back at home with a takeaway Chinese delivered to our door.

And so to the end... we are watching Modern Family on Sky.  And as I am dog tired, I think bed at 10 is likely.

1 comment:

  1. Nevermind about missing out on using your Prezzo vouchers, there's almost always a special/deal on at one of the Prezzo restaurants, which is probably why they're so popular. That and the great food.