Wednesday, 31st October 2001

The Most Famous Attraction in London

EUROFOOTIE 2001/2002 DAYS -6

Dear All,

Sorry for skipping yesterday's morning mail.

Last Monday I decided to show my dad ( visiting London ) the best, the most famous, the most glorious attraction of England's capital: Billingsgate Market.

This is the largest fish market I have ever seen in my life, and it is a true adventure to discover all those buzzing people carrying, displaying, selling fish from 4am onwards. There is nothing more exciting than walking along the stands, trying to guess if this is a haddock, or that a cod. Isn't it beautiful to watch all those Chinese restaurateurs buying kilos of shark, sea scallops and...other viscosities I do not recognise? There is nothing more rewarding than a true English breakfast in the little coffee shop of the market ( eggs, bacon, sausages, mushrooms and beans with toast and coffee/tea ).

So on Monday my dad and I got up at 5am, and drove all the way from Eltham to the East India docks. Maybe next time I'll remember that Billingsgate is closed on Mondays...

Have a nice day


From my dear lawyer friend Jura:

Jura grew up in a small town, then moved away to attend college and law school. He decided to come back to the small town because he could be a big man in this small town. He really wanted to impress everyone. So he returned and opened his new law office.
The first day, he saw a man coming up the sidewalk. He decided to make a big impression on this new client when he arrived. As the man came to the door, Jura picked up the phone. He motioned the man in, all the while talking. 'No. Absolutely not. You tell those clowns in New York that I won't settle this case for less than one million. Yes. The Appeals Court has agreed to hear that case next week. I'll be handling the primary argument and the other members of my team will provide support. Okay. Tell the DA that I'll meet with him next week to discuss the details. '
This sort of thing went on for almost five minutes. All the while the man sat patiently as Jura rattled instructions. Finally, Jura put down the phone and turned to the man. 'I'm sorry for the delay, but as you can see, I'm very busy. What can I do for you?' The man replied, 'I'm from the phone company. I came to hook up your phone.'