August 10th, 2005

Tea-drinker par excellence

It was a bright August afternoon and the clocks were striking ...

... 193! I was just sitting in the churchyard of St Paul's Cvent Garden, munching a Mixte from Chez Paul, when the church clock went mad. It was one o'clock and I was half expecting 13 strikes so I counted. 5 minutes later it the clanging stopped and there was a cheery round of applause from somewhere behind me on the grass. I imagine that there was something broken in the mechanism, unless it was the first seal.

193 days ago was 29/1/2005 was a year after a whale exploded in Taiwan.
193 years ago was 10/8/1815, near the date when Napoleon left for St Helena.

Who knows?