Phone problem affecting all in the block now. Assume will get fixed by force of will, or otherwise workers will finally get round to it. Other household appliances joined in the strike today. Defrosted fridge, then promptly couldn’t put plug back in socket afterwards. Broke socket in efforts. Will be mended tomorrow. Interesting conversation between self, Wani and electrician, neither of whom speak English very much trying to agree what was wrong, even though it was blatantly obvious.

Used meeting with Novell guys to try out TGI Fridays properly now that it’s opened. Not too impressed with overloud Bon Jovi album laid over our shouts to pass the menu.