Am obeying ICW orders and forming my own blog. Hopefully a space to document life's little wonders, wherever and whenever they present themselves.
This morning has been occupied with (failed) attempts to finish Germinal, marmite on toast, and several cups of coffee. The tesco's Italian blend is quite excellent, but sadly fails to banish the dreary west-midlands clouds from the sky. Despite the glum day, a cheery elderly man sporting a silly black beret lifted my spirits a little as he crossed the road, gazing warily into Subways (a clash of two worlds it seemed). I seem to spend a great many minutes spying on innocent individuals out of my window. The little seat is just so conducive to such aims, it seems rude to disappoint it.
Off to Birmingham shortly with Anishka. I hope the Urban Outfitters sale lives up to my high expectations..such is my materialistic life.
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I had a nice experience with an elderly gentleman lately. I caught a bus into town, something I rarely do but I was meeting a friend for lunch and we planned to have wine. He got on at the stop after mine and though I was on the upper deck and he sat downstairs I could hear almost everything he said to the man next to him as he had such a loud voice with good diction. It transpired that he was 92 years old and had been in the forces for most of his working life. The thing I found so uplifting about him was his positive attitude. He said “I was just thinking to myself the other day how lucky we are these days – we get so much help. I get free bus fares, once a week I can go wherever I like on a “Dial-a-ride” service (as long as it’s within a certain radius) and I’ve just had my loft insulated free of charge!” I had to smile when he got off the bus and said to a rather scared looking Polish driver “Do you have any control over the heating in this bus?” The driver looked at him rather timidly and said “No” to which the old man answered “Oh, I’m not complaining, it’s a very nice temperature, I just wondered.”
I felt so uplifted. Sometimes I think it pays to leave the car at home.
14 Jan 2011, 15:59
Hope Birmingham was fun! This blog malarkey is a bit daunting..
15 Jan 2011, 13:55
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