One of the great things about central London is that everything, it seems, is within walking distance. Last evening a close friend and colleague and I volunteered to serve at the staff social club bar for about an hour which meant that after 7.30pm we would have loads of time afterwards. But we made no plans at the beginning of our ‘shift’. There were lots of patrons – chatting, drinking and playing pool. I enjoyed catching up with other colleagues who I have not seen in a whole week or for yonks.
When it was sweltering outside during the day, the throat tended to get drier and drier and a handy watering hole is never too far away from one’s thoughts. Last night was no exception. The social club was buzzing with life and music and the soft drinks and ice cold beer where hitting the spots, alright. I poured myself a glass of pineapple juice after having guzzled a half a glass of cabernet sauvignon thanks to the generosity of my fellow bartender.
After doing time at the bar, we made an impromptu decision to have dinner and catch up too. So we headed for the place of feasts – Chinatown. Within walking distance of course. It was just the right time in the evening to season our palates with three great dishes and a small bowl of lychees in syrup to wash down our culinary indulgence. This was a kind of reward – I had a good solid week and the sterling service and great food was a fantastic beginning to a lovely weekend.
To complete a lovely sumptuous meal, the lychee in syrup lived up to expectations. Wow! it was well worth the hard work and the heat during the day as we continue to endure the Summer sun’s rays well into the night. But am not complaining…
Then all too soon, the yawning began. Trying not to look so zapped I left for Piccadilly Station after saying goodnight to my close friend and colleague. It took over an hour to get home but it was a great end to a great, albeit busy, week.