Instead of today's tube strike slowing us down, we all seemed to get to our various destinations early.
I had a pre-meeting rendezvous at a coffee shop and was around an hour early.
My colleague arrived about 3cms of latte later.
We were so early that we took a phone conference prior to our main meeting from within the coffee shop(different tables for this part because of the unfortunate echos and and delays delays delays when using multiple cellphones in one l-l-location-n-n).
Then on to our meeting.
Would our host be there?
We'd been checking our phones for last minute emails. Nothing to worry about. She was also early, although wanted to pop outside for a cigarette before the session started.
We waited and looked out to the streets. Solid masses of people wearing trainers and carrying backpacks.
London was walking.