If you read last week’s blog, you will know that I’d already done some groundwork by setting up Locations on my Pocket and wandering round my neighbourhood, saving some local landmarks and frequently visited places into the app. And I’d been very well-behaved and resisted temptation when I had stood outside the pub and asked Pocket to ‘save location as The Duke’. So, this really was going to be my first draught pint of the year.
I’d also asked Pocket to check the weather forecast for my part of London this evening, which is another feature I’ve only just discovered. So, I knew that I didn’t need my raincoat but that an extra layer or two and a woolly hat wouldn’t go amiss, since we would be sitting outside for a couple of hours.