As many of you know, last weekend I joined the 30 club. Being in London, we celebrated this momentous occasion in true English fashion – by spending the day at the pub.
We started fairly quietly, with about 10 – 12 people for lunch around 1 PM (I had the fish and chips, which is always good there). More and more people started showing up, more and more beers kept getting thrust into my hands, and before I knew it, it was 10 PM!
In the end, we had about 25 people come along to celebrate. There were a few surprises during the day, such as a big teddy-bear cake that Nick and Suzie snuck out to get for me, and the old man who bought me a beer in exchange for sitting at one of our tables. The biggest surprise of all was my present from the folks at work – I certainly hadn’t expected anything from them (I was just happy that so many came out for a beer or two with me), but they turned up with a new pair of oakleys! Sweet!
The pub closed at 11:30 PM, which is precisely the time that we left. Even thought the day seemed to fly by, ten-and-a-half hours is a long time to be at a pub! It was extremely exhausting, but such an excellent day. A huge thanks to everyone that came along, and for all the very generous presents!
Check out the photos from the day, taken by Kristy and Shannon (I think!)