I don't think I've ever seen a pub in Soho as empty as this, at any time of the day, but this was the view of the bar last night.  Steve and Charles are just out of shot, and another Steve turned up a few minutes later than the 19:45 in the metadata of this file.  Apparently there was a football match on elsewhere so that might explain the low turnout, but it made a refreshing change to be able to sit down and to not have to shout.  There were lots of topics for discussion, amongst which Charles told us about Helen Mirren writing the foreword to his new book and had some good stories about his recent trip to LA, but if you weren't there last night you'll just have to wait until his autobiography comes out.  FYI there wasn't any Portuguese beer on tap so I had some Staropramen to support the Czechs, not that this was any help.  

Thirsty for Knowledge will be taking a summer break in July so the next meet-up will be on 16 August, venue TBA.  Enjoy the beautiful weather until then.


PS   Come on Brazil!

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