Going back to my old hometown | Part One
Fancy meeting you here!
Last week was quite eventful. My husband and I travelled back down south to see family. We had a surprise when we got to London though. We were walking near Trafalgar Square and I saw my cousin walking the other way. London is an enormous city and neither of us live there now, so meeting her really should be against the odds. We had a quick chat and a hug and off we went again.
A similar thing did happen to me once before. My husband and I were visiting Paddington Basin and stopped to take a photo. There were two people in the far distance when I captured the shot. London is so busy that it is virtually impossible to get a photo with nobody else in it, so I didn’t think too much about it. However, we walked towards the people who had been in my photo and saw that it was a very close friend of ours and her daughter. They were also just visiting London for the day! An incredible coincidence.
Later in the week we went to see the new Johnny English film with my son. The first in the series was released the same year my son was diagnosed with cancer. The DVD saw us through many blood transfusions and has remained a family favourite.
The new film had a simple and highly predictable plot with the usual Rowan Atkinson humour and a return of the original Boff. It was well worth the watch. Even better that my husband had got us discounted tickets through The Times newspaper phone app.
In my post Me, the washing machine and a Panda I wrote about the towns where we went shopping when I was a child. We visited both of those towns last week. I was reminded of the swing near the Castle car park and I just had to sit on it again for old times sake.
In the next part I’ll be sharing some more photos of our trip. Please make sure you follow my blog so that you don’t miss them.