Ah, chaos, the usual state at the Yard.
Todays chaos is special though, because it's brought on the back of not just a royal wedding (overtime galore the other week. Stern warnings about costs and budgets still ringing in my ears) but today by Obama, visiting town. (overtime galore. Stern warnings...oh, I've said that bit already, haven't I?)
I'm not directly caught up in it - and thanks to the brilliant bike, I could even get through the utterly gridlocked parts of the capital this morning - but everyone's robbing Peter to pay Paul, so I can't have any extra staff or plod to help with arrests or any of that. Sadly crime doesn't stop just because Mr President is in town.
I'm sure he's a nice bloke, but the sooner he leaves again, the easier everyone's lives will be here. And his 'Beast' car, unstoppable, armoured etc. Apparently got stopped very effectively by a speed bump yesterday. Hah. He should have got a bike and gone incognito, not been dragged around in that monster.
Hope none of you got caught up in the chaos.
Half my people are talking about Chelsea Flower Show today. Given how much I like flowers I'mm sad to say I've never been. I think it's really hard to get tickets this late. Anyone know? Maybe next year... i'll just have to watch the highlights on the telly this time around.
Oh, and the overwhelming winner in the poll was tight hipsters. Excellent.