Friday, June 27, 2008

London Calling - Back in the UK

While collecting our bags from the carousel at Heathrow (sucessfully) I noticed a man wearing a London Calling T-shirt; appropriate really, and although Joe's not around any more, sadly, it was good, we decided, to be back. It was all too scarily familiar, as Roger kindly drove us back to his and Di's place for a weekend of catching up.

After a visit to Old Warden (more of this anon) Bev headed down to Lourdes' place and rejoined the old gang, who seem to have a number of very small recruits...

On the Monday, Lourdes (and Adela) was up for a trip into town, so the number one stop was the British Museum (of which, more anon...) and after loading them back onto the tube, Bev and I did some essential shopping:

Neil's Yard Dairy...


Some cheese? Yes please...


These seemed a bit big for hand luggage.


Then a quick coffee at the World's No.1 Coffee Shop (TM, JDK) The Monmouth Coffee Co. We had to wait, but it was worth it...


When coffee was first brought to the west, coffee shops like Lloyds and Hatchards would have been something like this. It's nice to catch up with old friends and old haunts.


The BM report will follow on this channel. Stay tuned...

And over to Mr Strummer and the boys:
Now get this
London calling, yeah, I was there, too
An' you know what they said? Well, some of it was true!
London calling at the top of the dial
After all this, won't you give me a smile?
James

1 comment:

jessanndi said...

Daniel says..I'm so glad Wallace didn't come to the cheese shop because he would be moaning about having to pay and there being no crackers!!