Sunday 11 September 2011 11.14pm
...says it's half past ten and time for bed.
So, the fireworks for the end of the Thames festival ran half an hour late, which meant that they finished after 10:30.
Fancying a quick pint with my neighbours, we found the following pubs all closed or had stopped serving: The Hole in the Wall; the Fire Station; the Artichoke and Camel, the Walrus; the Crown and Cushion; and the Horse. At this point, we gave up.
I can't believe it would be harder to get a drink in Swindon or Telford than the South Bank sometimes. This doesn't always feel like the centre of a world city.
So, instead of staggering their journeys home, and spending money in the local pubs, many dozens of people were standing at the bus stops on the Waterloo Road
I suppose it means we'll all be cogent at the munitions factories tomorrow.