It is my final full day of this trip and there is so much I need to still do while I am here. It is unlikely that I will get much time to write this morning at the office so I have to jot down a few quick notes to everyone on my PDA whilst I am walking into the office this morning. It is a lovely day here in Surry (the Borough I walk through on my way to the office) I am enjoying a lovely cool morning and the day could not be more perfect.
There is talk that this may be my last business trip here. If that is the case, it is going to be really sad. I know that I will be back here again; if not on a professional mode, then at least in a social one. I have met some wonderful people here, had a great time working with my team out here and really am hoping that I will be back in the fall for the next phase of this project. If not, though, it has been a great time and a good team to work with.
As to the group of mates I hang-out with at the pub, they are a great group of people too and it will be to tip back a few pints with them that any future social trips here will be made. I guess you could replicate the pub in the states, but it is the people at the pub that make it the special place it is.
Well, I guess this is getting maudlin and the crossing gates have just lifted so I can continue the walk into the office. (Yes, I was stuck at the Summer Crossing waiting for the 06:24 from Hampton Court to Waterloo - calling at Thames Ditton, Surbiton, Berrylands , New Malden, Raynes Park, Wimbledon, Earlsfield, Clapham Junction and Vauxhall) and now that the train has passed I can get back on with the walk in.
I hope that your day is going well!
Don Bergquist - 09-August-2005 - Thames Ditton, United Kingdom