The Pub With No Beer
I went to the pub last night. I haven't been for a few weeks, and the previous manager has left. Whilst they get someone permanent they've got a series of relief managers. The current one isn't a great hit with the regulars. The pub has been running out of beer - he says it's the brewery's fault, but they've never had this problem before.
Last night one of the regulars complained that his beer was off. The manager said there was nothing wrong with it, and if he didn't like it "there's the door". Not surprisingly the place was practically empty, even though it was a gloriously hot and sunny day. My Guinness was okay, and I got a chance to catch up with a friend, then I had a chicken curry from the Chinese, so I had a reasonable evening.
I finished "Elephants Remember", by Agatha Christie. I didn't guess the solution, but was partly right - identical twins wearing wigs was a bit of a giveaway... So now I'm getting down to the 500-page book about Cypriot political parties by Soula Zavou. It's easy enough to read (not many words I don't know), and will hopefully give me background to the political stuff I see in the news every night. Dan - When I'm finished, you can put it in your work "library".
This should gave you a flavour of London's new mayor - the guy is truly unique - even if Arnie doesn't think much of him. I really hope he goes on to be US president (Boris, that is).
One of a kind...