Back to a more normal post today. Still in the local area though, just this time a pleasant aspect of it. The Thames Barrier, keeping London safe from floods for a while yet. We went there yesterday as a little break from just staying at home for the bank holiday. I have been doing reports and tracking since Saturday. I didn't work much yesterday but worked all day Saturday, Sunday and today. I have done the tracking and two thirds of the reports. I have twelve left. Each individual report is not unpleasant to write, it is just that there are so many of them! I will not do much tomorrow as I have a hair appointment and then I am going out with a friend in the afternoon.
It was a lovely sunny breezy day yesterday and lots of people were enjoying the weather by the river.
A big ship was loading or unloading at the Tate and Lyle factory.
We walked around the back of the barrier buildings and found all sorts of interesting things.Art Hub studios which I did not know about. They are in a huge old warehouse building and it looks great.
The marvellously named 'Noted Stout House' which is now the Barrier Animal Care Clinic.
A striking sign for the Chinese Performing Arts Centre.
In fact I want this tiled panel too! Nowhere to put it obviously but when did that ever stop me?
Inside the pub. Pigeon droppings, a chair on a table and some old mattresses.
This is the sign. I love the way the gold sets off the stark black and white lettering and tiles. Lovely.