Wednesday, December 11
This morning starts differently, because we will both attend the same meeting at 9:30 in the city centre. I therefore find myself standing in the road, outside the house, waiting for Irma to reverse the car out of the cover and then turn out into the road.
The street has a covering of fresh snow and looks like a film set. If it maintained this look winter would seem wonderful. Sadly it will soon turn into dirty, treacherous ice, and remaining vertical while walking any distance will become a challenge.
The meeting will go well and we will leave in good spirits, feeling happy about ourselves.
Later, Jutta, Mirko and I will have a long planning meeting in China Flavor and, later still, Sophie and I will record a long and interesting podcast episode with Russell Southwood.