Met up with R, an old friend from my previous workplace, last night only to discover he’s just had an operation for a brain tumour. All is well and it wasn’t malign, but sounded like a scary time. Am very glad he’s ok. While this was all going on he got married to his girlfriend in a hurry (they have two little boys) so there’s going to be a party in May. That should be fun.
We went to the Hawksmoor bar in Spitalfields which was very nice and does great cocktails for a not massive amount of money. I’ve been to the restaurant a couple of times but not the bar downstairs. The hipster waiter was very well-informed about the weird ingredients in the cocktails! Then we went to Bleecker St Burgers in Spitalfields market which was also great. It’s a hole in the wall and then there are some picnic tables nearby, so quite casual. The food was possibly even better than Byron, given my most recent Byron experience – Bleecker St actually had food! 🙂
On to today… I have a random lunch with someone from UCL. He wanted to meet to talk about some work-related stuff and then suggested lunch and I was too slow off the mark to think of a good reason why not, but wish it was just a normal meeting really as I don’t know where to suggest we should go etc. Oh well, am sure it will be fine.
- deal with annoying sponsorship invoices
- deal with slightly snippy response from Trust management accountant about invoice I was querying
- get on with massive pile of checking
- weird work-related lunch
- self-improvement half hour
- call Mum
- whatever else I feel like doing – it’s Friday!