The bank is still filled with rumour and speculation regarding the strategic review by our parent company. Nevertheless, business continues pretty much as usual. There seemed to be a lot of eating and drinking this week, but I'm not sure it was more than usual. After work, it was time to go home. During the evening, I'm sorry to report, Matthew beat me at both chess and backgammon. This is good for him, but a disappointment for me. But it's now Saturday morning.