it is a colleagues leaving do this evening and we are having the customary
champagne and curry night. unfortunately i have developed my traditional
pre-lotusphere cold so i feel pretty appalling. i will have to try and control
my alcohol intake which is more challenging given that we normally have a few
very nice bottles of champagne and (as fi can testify) i do like a glass of

managed to findĀ a cheapish hotel in london so at least i don’t have to hurry to
get home tonight. talking of cheap deals, the turtle
found some cracking car rental deals in orlando. even though i am staying at
the dolphin it may well be worth having one as it will only cost around gbp10
per day and it will give me a bit of mobility for sunday and the mad rush to
the airport on thursday evening.