I’m on my way to a mental health meeting at City Hall in London. City Hall is the seat of London government and it sits alongside the River Thames and Tower Bridge.
I haven’t been to a meeting here for a while, for various reasons. But today I am. I normally have a meal in the local Thai restaurant, but due to a fault, it was shut. I had to look elsewhere for my dinner.
I ended up at a restaurant called Brigade. Nothing exceptional about the name you might think. But this is no ordinary restaurant. It takes on homeless people and trains them up as waiters, chefs and general staff. It’s just nice to see people who have been affected by great hardship being given a chance in life. The food and service has been first class, and I may well pay a return visit. Excellent.