Wednesday – November 20
Well, whaddaya know? The sun is actually shining today but the wind didn’t get the memo, it cuts and bites and howls like a rabid fox.
We decided to take a walk down to the Thames River after breakfast, which was incredibly beautiful on this sunny, yet frosty morning.
It’s really refreshing to see so many people run, walk and cycle. One thing that I find odd though is the relaxed attitude people have towards smoking in public- considering the amount of health initiatives and physical exercise these people get, one would think that they’d be a bit smarter about the effects of smoking.
Ok, I’m getting off my soapbox now.
On today’s agenda: British Council and London and Partners.
Apart from the breathtaking view at the British Councils’ office, the British Council people were incredibly sweet and really informative about the job of them and their ConnectZA arm in South Africa. I’m really keen to hear more about how we could benefit each other, so we’re expecting emails to come from them, and hopefully they’ll be fast and furious.
After finally having a few hours to myself, I found myself tramping through the Marylebone (Yeah, the names here are rather strange) High Street- Daunt Bookshop- where all my book dreams came to life; it’s apparently the most instagrammed bookstore around.
If not for this atrocious exchange rate, I’d probably have brought the entire store home :-).
The rain came down in buckets, which came out from nowhere and just as quickly went back to nowhere.
London and Partners has to have THE best office space I’ve ever seen-
overlooking the Thames and London Bridge. As the sky darkened and the lights went on, I could see why people tend to work until pretty late in those offices.
Dylan Richts, a South African working at London and Partners and living in London for about 3 years now was incredibly helpful. The role of London and Partners is hugely beneficial to companies trying to set up business in the UK and for FREE. Imagine that.