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Entertaining Visitors

Posted on 2007/04/14 15:43:40 (April 2007).

[Friday 13th April]
Another guy from the US office is visiting us for a couple of weeks, and so again I took it upon myself to form something of an entertainment committee. Apparently he is quite fond of whisky, so I of course delighted at the opportunity to take him to my club. As it turned out though my club was closed for a spot of refurbishment, so we rescheduled that for next week, and instead went for dinner and a couple of pubs.

The first pub of the evening was very close to where I work, and I was surprised to see a lot of other people from the office there. My team aren't really the going out type, so thus far I haven't really been out with any people from work much.

After that we headed over towards Holborn / Chancery Lane. We had dinner at Matsuri there (partly because it's the only restaurant I know in the area), and then rounded off the evening at Ye Old Mitre.

Comment 1

I'm becoming more and more impressed with your people-skills and sheer generositiy, John! I am not being condescending when I say this. It's actually a very positive thing to see "nerdy" types being "forced" to get-a-life, to get out and socialise! Though I know from your own blog you seem to encourage extra-curricular activity! You are, I believe, a catalyst!:)

Hope that lot didn't sound "odd". Just meant: Good on you!

Posted by Nigel at 2007/04/14 16:18:53.

Comment 2

Thanks Nigel!

It just stems from having been in a similar situation myself so many times - it can be really miserable being stuck in a hotel room by yourself on a business trip!

Posted by John at 2007/04/14 17:22:33.

Comment 3

Yep. Once you've been there yourself, you definately appreciate any kindness shown - and I'd reciprocate where possible!

Posted by Tom at 2007/04/23 12:27:36.

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