I got up at 3:50 a.m. in order to go to work at Slough. I biked down to the station and caught the 4:38 train to Liverpool Street. It is beautiful at that time of day – cool and damp with ground fog hugging the base of the trees and creeping along the waterways.
I got the Circle Line to Paddington and a train out to Slough. Went to Extra-staff and got sent to a job with a Welsh guy. After 2 hours of waiting in the sun for the truck we were supposed to be unloading to turn up, I rang to find out what the fuck was going on. “Sorry, we sent you to the wrong address.” We ended up doing one and 1/2 hours work at another building site & the guy paid us 8 hours for it. Not bad. I spent the rest of the day watching TV at Bernie and Sue’s. Spent the night at the Bernie and Sue’s and spent Tuesday working at Fullers Transport opposite the Mars Factory¹, unloading bags of coconut from Sri Lanka and the Philippines and bloody heavy 140 lb sacks of cocoa beans from the Ivory Coast. Went home in reverse order to the way I got out there.
¹The Mars Confectionery factory. The sacks of cocoa and coconut were being used to make Bounty Bars.