London Life
2019-12-20 10:57:20 (UTC)

Sitting damp at a talk

Woke up with quite a bad head, I did have two extra pints last night (Abi bought me one) but I was working from home today ,so before work I had time in bed to enjoy Jack wrapped round me for half an hour. There was quite a lot of work to do, sending out emails, liaising with Finance and doing desktop searches. I had wanted to take some "sexy" self-pictures, but as I hadn’t had a shower, I didn’t even wear sexl clothes, which is my usual bit of bravado when working from home. Elina was off work but she texted a few times.

Jack was out in the evening, so I went to a talk on my own, it was about watercolour artists who painted scenes of North London in the 19th century. I decided to run there, but heavy rain started soon after I left – it’s been a very rainy month. I thought of getting the bus, but I’d got a jacket and hat and a spare shirt in my bag (which was supposed to be in case I got sweaty). However I only just got to the meeting in time, so I didn’t have time to change - I was just sitting there in my damp running stuff.

I thought of changing my shirt in the meeting, but I’m a bit reluctant to take my top off with all those older people there, even with a sport bra on. I did put my hands inside my damp skirt to separate it from my legs but I was quite cold and I’m afraid I’ll get ill. I could have run back home, to warm up, but I’d managed to get a back strain after finishing my run, so I got the tube. Good thing the talk was interesting, by a good speaker. One or two paintings were of Holborn, but most were of North London when it was still rural, although the painters took a bit of license by taking an area just outside a built-up area, or by hiding a building with trees.

It was the Queen's Speech today, mostly fulfilling manifesto pledges, including the rather worrying threat to introduce political appointments of judges, and again claiming a huge rise in NHS spending, when it's actually historically low in percentage terms, and much less than when Labour were in power, despite the rising population.