It's Christmas Even today so just a half day at work before we finish at 1pm. For the first time in my almost twenty years there work does not send us home with a bottle of spirit. The natives are not at all happy about that.
In a break with tradition, L and I opt not to fall into a pub in the afternoon and instead save ourselves for later. I even pop to the Arena gym for a Watt Bike session on the way home. they are open until an impressive 7pm.
These days town centres sadly seem to shut around 6pm on Christmas Eve but most of the pubs we usually inhabit around Caning Circus are open tonight.
We have one in the Blue Monkey but spend most of the night in the Borlase.
(Thursday 24th December)