June 20th, 2007 at 8:38 pm by james

I thought I was going to have to sleep in Zoo Lake park tonight. I’m growing to love Johannesburg the more I invest in her, but not enough to particularly want to sleep rough. My hotel had waitlisted me for tonight and all the others that I know (and their overflow facilities) are full. I can’t imagine why. Barcelona’s playing just up the road, but who would’ve thought they’d draw a crowd? At 4.30 this afternoon there was a cancellation so I got a room, which I have to admit was something of a relief. I think I rather startled the clients I was with with my exclamations of praise for the beleaguered reservations clerk.

It turned out to be a smoking room which had had the aircon off for the day while full of smoke. Still … better than sleeping between the croc pond and lion enclosure. Just. Well aired now and entirely liveable. I’ve ordered pillows from a non-smoking room before I turn in for the night.

It has been pointed out to me that I have still not posted pics of Sophie’s birthday. I shall. I shall I shall I shall. As soon as I have time. Around her thirty-second birthday then.

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