4/6/89

Bernie and Sue left for work early and we got up at about 9, packed and left the wee flat on Farnham Road.  We caught the bus up to the bus station and went in to the shopping centre to say goodbye to Sue. After a snack we caught the train back into Paddington and from there the underground to Oxford Street.

We went to Jessops photographic store on new Oxford Street and negotiated the sale of 30 rolls of film as follows:

10 ROLLS KODACHROME 64
10 ROLLS KODACOLOR 100
3 ROLLS KODACHROME 200
2 ROLLS AGFA CT200
4 ROLLS KODAK TRI-X PAN 400
1 ROLL KODACOLOR 200

We also bought a lead film shield pouch and a small hand slide-viewer. The total cost of the film was only £118-00 which is pretty good value.


From there we went shopping for swimming togs and ended up buying a pair each. It was rush hour by now. So we made our way back to Liverpool Street and had a few drinks outside the station in a pub called Dirty Dicks. Then we caught the train back to Broxbourne. We went up to White Stubbs farm for tea.

3/6/89

Sandy gave us a ride down to the station and we caught the train to Liverpool Street.  We spent the day just pottering around, and around lunch time we got on a bus to see where we would end up. We ended up at Surrey Docks, one of the old wharves which have been converted into a boring up- market shopping ghetto. We looked around there for an hour or so and did a bit of shopping (and shoplifting) at Tesco’s and had a horrible plastic snack in one of the horrible plastic snack bars.  We caught another bus which took us on a track through the labyrinth of some of the inner suburbs and deposited us God-knows-where. We caught another bus back to Victoria Station then made our way out to Slough. The buses were as unpredictable as ever, but the main street looked much nicer in the warm evening sun compared to the cold, bleak, windy street we left behind in April. Bernie and Sue made us welcome as usual, and we had a yummy tea and watched TV while they told us about Africa.  We all went to bed at about 10:00.