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04-Oct-12 Not another disaster!

In Blog, Personal on October 4, 2012 at 4:03 pm

I’ve decided that I am jinxed when it comes to work and our buildings after our office at King William Street was flooded overnight. In the course of my working life, I have now had one office bombed (when working in the Docklands), one building that was without mains power on two occasions (one of these for several weeks due to a flood in Wimbledon) and now another flood.

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Hmm. Better cancel the cleaners tonight!

Bizarrely the floods have not been due to river sources (Wimbledon is hardly known for its riverside views). The one in Wimbledon was due to a freak storm that caused a tidal stream and ultimately a blown power supply, whilst last night’s was due to a mains pipe being cut by some contractors doing some building work!

It’s probably worth increasing your insurance premiums if I am working in a location! Thankfully, all appears to be now resolving itself, and we were lucky, as no equipment was damaged on this occasion.

It was fortunate, if you can look at it like this, as I was actually on site with a number of colleagues, as we were enjoying a social evening after our quarterly team meeting. It was certainly a way to sober up what had been a very fun filled evening.

On route to a meeting this afternoon, I realised yet again how quirky the City of London can be and how there are so many hidden treasures. This photo was taken near by to Lombard Street.

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What a quaint little Inn! Hmm. Time for a drink…

This inn was apparently a favourite spot of Charles Dickens. George & Vulture

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