All the boxes got ticked.
We had a general inspection this week by one of their lordships. It seems to have gone quite well with no one being given their marching orders (though that’s supposed to have happened elsewhere).
The past three weeks have been busy or hellish with flu, pneumonia and various people sticking their noses in. The weather has been complete rubbish as well. It still continues to be February. I’m fed up with February, and the weather.
I went to a restaurant/bar called HBO last night. It’s just beside the canal on 解放路 and can be seen from the bridge on 县前街. The owner is actually a Filipino. The surroundings are very nice (and meant to be even nicer upstairs) and the food, though expense, was actually very good. It’ll be worth a visit now and again. The house red wine was a decent Shiraz.
I’ve been watching Christmas at Downton Abbey, which means I’m as up-to-date as I can be with the series. I watched the second series after I got back to the Empire. I have to admit that I thought some of the story lines were hugely contrived such as Lavinia being conveniently mown down by the Spanish Flu; Bates forever being tragic; Thomas getting out of the trenches without any questions being asked about his wound. Of all the characters, Daisy seems to have developed the most as she gets fed up with her lot. The Saga of Matthew and Mary continues to get dragged out.
Well, that tale isn’t quite over, but this one is.