After a fraught journey to London on Friday evening, which I will spare you the details of, just to say I arrived at my destination 4 hours latter than planned, but safe and sound, so I can't complain.
Saturday morning after breakfast I made my way across London with what seemed like half of the population to Oxford Circus to get to our usual venue, Vapiano in Great Portland Street.
It was cold but I sat outside and waited for most of the people to arrive. At just after mid day we headed in to the warm and took up our usual tables upstairs at the back of the restaurant.
It wasn't long before the organisers started to be disgorged from bags and backpacks as well as other goodies.
We were joined by a few late arrivals but everyone settled in very quickly and lots of people were chatting together. Eventually I think the pangs of hunger chimed in and people started to order some food and drinks and things calmed down for a while.
I am always surprised by the things people bring along to show others. I was a little limited by weight and bulk as to what I could bring. However I did manage to give away two of the new Rapseco paper punches, which was very pleasing for the new owners and lighted my bag a little!
Jené always has a few surprises in her bag and Saturday was no exception, she had found a new unused Filofax radio calculator, this dates from 1991 we think.
We continued our discussions after our food and a few people stayed on in the warm rather than venturing with us to Paperchase in Tottenham Court Road.
|Jené and the Union Jack Originals|
Thank you to everyone who came along it was a fun day.