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September 24, 2005

Finally it is Friday

This has been a long week - probably because I was on holiday last week, but also because I was out late on two nights and I could not really shake off not having enough sleep.

Fortunately, I had a very good lunch, which helped restore my spirits somewhat (but did not make me any more productive). The venue was Pont de la Tour, which is a very nice restaurant in the Shad Thames area just off Tower Bridge. I took this picture on my way over to lunch.

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As you can see, the weather was not the best, but it was warm enough that we could get a table on the terrace. The food was good, although the service was a little overbearing at first. Lucky for us it started to rain and the canopy above us started to fill with water. It did not have any drainage, so the staff had to keep coaxing the water off of it so it would not break. They used chairs, which added an extra element to the entertainment.

I did not have an umbrella and neither did the client. His office was less than ten minutes away, so we decided to chance it and walk back. And, yes, I was soaked. For a city with so much rain, there is a surprising lack of umbrellas for sale. Anyway, the lunch was good.

Posted by Kirk on September 24, 2005 05:45 AM