Saturday, 4 April 2009

Principles

Last week, everyone who worked in the City were expecting major disruption on Wednesday and Thursday during the G20 Summit. At work we were told to dress down or work at home by the Senior Partner, but a few of us (including me) decided to go to work as usual and wear our normal work clothes. The protesters have a right to put their message (I agree that the banks have been too greedy and are partly responsible for the mess we have at the moment) across peacefully which most of them did, so we have to the right to go to work and not be attacked. They should be sensible enough not to attack innocent people trying to go to work to make a living who are all hoping that they will not be made redundant. My husband told me not to wear a suit but my stubborn side took over and I decided to stand up for my principles.

In fact I had a easy commute all last week, I even got a seat on the tube! A nutter (not a protester) gave me a bit of trouble on my way to work on Thursday, but a police was present later on and then for the rest of the week. At work all we could hear were police car sirens, helicopters hovering around and there was a dummy horse on Old Street. I realised the chaos on Wednesday evening on the news but still wore my normal work clothes the next day which turn out to be relatively quiet in the City.

[Bank of England on Thursday...relatively quite. The protesters only used chalk to write on the wall]

Anyway, enough politics for now. I'm on my Easter break, one week off work...hurray!! I'm going to stay at home and get some sleep. Hee hee hee! Partly true, I'm planning on spending some time with my family and friends.

Check out this Scandinavian website, lovely Swedish handicraft. I found this website at the Ideal Home Exhibition where they had a they had a Stand. I love the hand knitted Shaw.

Have a nice Easter Break everyone!

8 comments:

Mollimoo said...

Good for you for wearing your suit! Have a lovely Easter break x

philippa said...

Glad it went ok for you. I spent two days at a conference on Great Georges Street opposit the Cabinate Office and there were far more polce there than either protestors or 'normal' people. I did how ever get a chance to see Obama's limo (which wea HUGE) but not the man himself.

My other half who works right on the edge of the square mile was dissapointed that nothing happeded there at all - he did however go to work 'on disguise' on orders from senior managers. So spent three days dressing up as a 'Graphics Designer'......

Sarah said...

Very nicely put and quite right that you should wear your suit.

Happy Easter to you too

Kyoko said...

Wow, I am so relieved that you were safe! The week was crazy wasn't it? We thought there will be crazy people around near us (i.e. near Exel centre) but it was OK.
LOVE the website you have linked. Hope you have a great week off ;DDDD

Lots of love

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Hope you have been enjoying your week off work! We saw the protests on the news here - glad you didn't get caught up in it. Have a great Easter!

Helen said...

I'm glad to hear that things were uneventful for you. I hope you are enjoying a restful Easter weekend.

two hippos said...

Do hope you had a great weekend. Glad you didn't get caught up in the G20 protests.

Knit Sew City Girl said...

Thanks for all your kind comments and suppost, I was expecting to get told off... :) when I wrote this blog.

Mary