Thursday, June 13, 2019
Wine and More Wine
Yesterday was our last day with students, and the library was surprisingly busy through the morning. (The girl with six overdue books returned them, by the way. Whew!) But school ended at noon, and business dropped off by 1 p.m., so I closed up shop and walked with a colleague to Little Venice, where our department held its end-of-year party on a canal boat in the Paddington Basin.
It was an interesting venue -- a colorful bar and restaurant docked canalside. It would have been a lot nicer if the weather had cooperated. The door was open onto the boat's deck, and though there was an awning it was pouring rain and not very warm out. But I drank enough wine that I eventually didn't care. The party started at 2 p.m., and I wound up staying well into the evening.
I feel like a zombie this morning. Fortunately, although I have to go in an hour early, I don't think much will be expected of me today. And I'll get to leave earlier in the afternoon. Maybe by then my headache will be gone.
(Photo: Isleworth, West London.)