I walked back through 'The Mall', it should be on the tourist circuit, this is probably why so many people voted for Brexit clutching at a last straw that something would save their homes and towns, so near London like other forlorn places i visit such as Harlow, proximity to wealth is little help. The next part of the day was slightly less sunny but certainly more cheerful as we headed back up the M1 to Milton Keynes, I read that it comes out as one of the best places to live in the UK and people are prosperous and happy and Mandy says they have a good shopping centre which is easy to get around in the wheelchair. I say they have plenty of buses and some of the most cheerful friendly bus drivers without exception and a shining light for public service.
Actually it made me think of the Collett driver at Liverpool and all the other truckers who are also so friendly, wouldn't it be great if smiles and waves could cure a lot more problems perhaps even relieve the Poles of their shoulder chips. The buses seemed colourful, varied and frequent - even a policeman returned my wave near the station, isn't it just great when things start to go r Hopefully Mandy's broken foot will be healed soon, it will certainly relieve the pressure at No17! Tomorrow I'm going round to St Oswalds to remove cobwebs around the windows and hopefully clean out the bird feeder which has been soaking for three days now, also need to get some bug killer and rose spray, our local garden centre is good on plants but low on stocks of such things but that is offset by some glorious cakes in the cafe.
Later tomorrow we go to a memorial service and wake for a wonderful person who like Mandy had polio, he did marvelous work for charities recognised by his OBE. We shall meet lots of other people many stoic in their life challenges not helped by the thuggish policies of Dear Leader May Blossom blessings be upon her. I think she would be our secret weapon to sort out North Korea dropped on them from a great height, a very great height in fact, neither seem very adept at qualities of compassion, it's all a bit of a Trump card you could say but I think we've all been handed out a bad deal. Mean while I'll settle for the smiles at Milton Keynes and a compass to get us out. The photos this morning at Luton, don't let it depress you though.