This was a Saturday and the big part of the day was dedicated to the John Rutter ’s Christmas Celebration at the Royal Albert Hall . This was the second one I have attended and even though the last one I went to was last year it did not feel like a repeat from the previous year. The only difference was to be the Christmas dinner I signed-up
for that was to be held in the nearby Imperial College dining hall. Now this was a BIG disappointment.
Kind of sorry I missed the company Christmas dinner even more. The dinner itself was eat-able but who would want to eat their Christmas dinner you had to get yourself, then eat it on a plastic platter, on a table with no table-cloth in what could only be described as an average student canteen. Awful! Have you heard of the bankrupt Belgian airline Sabena – well this was a Sabena moment meaning Such A Bloody Experience, Never Again. By the way the airline SAS has an unjustifiable connective abbreviation: Same As Sabena.
The morning, I nearly forgot, was spent visiting the spectacular Houses of Parliament . I was so amazed at how much they let you see and where they take you. This was just two days after the student protests/riots when the House of Commons passed the controversial law about tuition fees. The one thing they did not let us do was to sit on the seats in either of the Houses – such a shame as I so wanted to put my legs up