This afternoon saw the Gorse Fox head up to town for a farewell drink with several of his old colleagues.
Ordering a few platters and sorting out a tab, Gorse Fox said he was going for a walk and would be back in 20 minutes.
Though the clouds looked threatening, it was still warm and sunny, and the Southbank is always vibrant and interesting.
Certainly it was bright!
It is a lovely place to just go and wander about and watch the world go by.
As the Gorse Fox started his return journey he climbed up to the bridge level and, passing the Festival Hall, he was accosted by a young lad - probably 15-18 years old. The lad rushed up to him and asked if he could take a "selfie" with GF. Somewhat taken aback, GF acquiesced and the lad held out his phone and standing up close with GF, framed the picture and took the picture. He thanked GF and as he went to leave, GF asked "Why?" The lad explained he was just approaching people at random and taking these photos. GF was a random victim.
Several colleagues couldn't make it - Starfleet demanding they be in Edinburgh, or Manchester, or stuck in office managing quarter-end. However, it really was a lovely couple of hours.