Sunday, May 11, 2008
Our old old friend who lives in a town with the shape of an elephant dominating the scenery, very near Lismore in the west of the state has sent us this book. In the note included, he suggested that he thinks the Tube has changed a bit since the map was published. I suspect much else has changed, but then again, maybe not. Inner London streets would not have changed a lot. Perhaps a forty odd year old street directory of London will be fine for us.
He circled the location of the 'Offy' where he used to work when he lived in London for ten years before they kicked him out, and drew lines of his path to home. We use the words 'common market' very carefully in his presence. He is still terribly bitter about being booted out of Blighty while all those black people flowed in from Africa, the Sub Continent and the West Indies.
Btw, we leave on the 1st of June. I have moved from being apprehensive to excited and worried. Sister, the Bone Doctor and Little Jo are staying in our apartment, enjoying the comparative large space, while we are away. I hate goodbyes as I get teary, so I will just cease to post, come the time.