Yesterday it rained long and hard in London and this morning we arrived at the office and studio to find the all power off. No phone, no pool, no pets - but, unsurprisingly, the CEO still has some cigarettes.
Seems rainwater got into a sub-station that supplies the electricity to the heart of the City of London (where Decisive Media is, close by the Bank of England) caused an explosion and so no power today or tomorrow.
That's what comes of having our power supplied by a French company. EDF (Electricite de France) is our utility, for reasons that make no sense and no-one understands anyway, and is obviously trying to do to the British economy what Napoleon failed to do a couple of hundred years ago.
Well, sod 'em. We have a contact with QOS provisions and we'll be invoking them, you can be sure of that. Their customer service is a bad joke,
In the meantime, apologies if you are trying to phone or email us.
You could send a message by pigeon but our very own Alex Farrant would probably eat it - the pigeon that is. Staff are taking it in turns abuse the hospitality at our local Starbucks, down the road apiece where the wi-fi is still working - so emails will eventually be picked up and of course mobile phones will work until their batteries give up the ghost.
Telecom TV wouldn't have been published tomorrow in any event as Friday August 27 is the date of our annual Summer Party - and hopefully the weather will be a little more sunmer-like.
And Monday, August 30, is the Late Summer Bank Holiday in the UK so normal service will be resumed on Tuesday, August 31.
Apologies again for the disruption.
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