Man United Day
My sole long sleeved-top will deserve it's wash today after arriving back last night from a cold London Bank Holiday. My shorts meanwhile went back into the drawer unworn!
I have come back into the office today to be welcomed by 'Man United Day', June 1st being the official day that my company takes over the shirt sponsorship. We have been receiving an email a day as the firm goes into excitement overload at the thought of paying $100m of United's debt off over the next 3 years, which is about 11% of their total. Meanwhile Crystal Palace face liquidation
this afternoon unless they can find £4.5m.
My London trip was short and sweet, untouched by football except for a kick-around on London Fields on Sunday with my son and brother. While I'm at it then, good on Millwall, they deserved promotion and I think Swindon staying represents a weaker Division 3 next season with Dagenham & Redbridge bringing with them what will be the smallest average attendance.
At the end of last week in town I caught up with a lot of people and gossip on my traverses, a highlight being bumping into an old mate outside the Lloyds building whom I hadn't seen since 2003. Apart from the position of his hairline he hadn't changed at all, and we laughed for 10 minutes and swapped numbers.
My son voted for London Zoo
over the Museum of London on Saturday and ducking in and out of the drizzle we pretty much had the run of the place including the new Rainforest Life where Red titi and tamarin monkey's hurtled around us, stopping occasionally to stare back at us. Sloth's laze and armadillo's sauntered in the heat, whilst downstairs in the Night Life we watched as bats created shadows in the dark and rats scurried around as if in a tube station at midnight.
It was fun and we ended the day having a superb chinese meal in Feng Shang
, the floating restaurant on the Cumberland Basin near Regents Park.