Weeknotes #59: first to the restaurant, not first in the dart game

Restaurant surprise. Work trip, health concerns, darts, project progress, website update, dinner.

Week commencing Monday, 4 March 2024

The dart and score boards at Flight Club
Flight Club

Quantified Self

  • This week: Stand 5/7; Exercise 2/7 and Move 4/7. (52%). Morning walks: 0/4 (days in the office don’t count). Office days 1/5. Total steps: 40,344


  • It’s not often I am first at the restaurant. I didn’t know which of our group had booked it, so I nearly crossed the road. I was in the right place.
  • Related: The old Carreras Cigarette Factory building is stunningly lit in the evenings. I think that’s one to come back to.
  • PY went on a work trip to France and seemed to enjoy immersing himself in the art. I had the alarm serviced.
  • My arm continues to cause me problems. A colleague joked he wouldn’t speak to me on our in-office day if I didn’t book a doctor’s appointment, so I did.
  • Thursday evening Flight Club darts with colleagues and friends. I hit the dart board, which counts as winning. It was nice to catch up with Alex.
  • We continue to make progress on the work project. It’s been two weeks of testing, and it is progressing well. A spanner may—or may not—have been thrown into the thing on Friday morning, but I decided not to worry about it (until next week, at least).
  • Part of the weekend was updating curnow.org to have a dedicated weeknotes page. While reading some older writing, I also decided to collect film (and other) reviews on a single page.
  • Delicious dinner at 40 Dean Street, followed by The West End sing The Oscars where Jack Reitman and Lewis Asquith did a funny version of “I’m Just Ken”. The players sang Happy Birthday to PY ahead of next week.


  • Tears for Fears: Scenes from the Big Chair was a great insight into Songs From The Big Chair and I want to listen to the album again.
  • I wasn’t fully concentrating on A-ha: The Movie and missed a lot because it was subtitled. But I gather the band gets together, has hits, falls out, and then makes up and makes music again—a pretty standard band story. Or did I miss the subtleties?