The day approaches when our refurbishment begins. This coming week we are taking delivery of crates so as to put a lot of our property into storage. A feeling of anxiety and gloom is evident. Yesterday, Tigger said to me: “About tomorrow, should we start putting things together or go on one last outing?” I’m offering no prizes for guessing the answer.
This morning, therefore, we set off down the hill towards Kings Cross Thameslink station, stopping only to pick up drinks and snacks for the journey. Then we queued and bought tickets and descended onto Platform A to board the Brighton train. We did not go to Brighton but changed trains at Three Bridges for Chichester. It was there that we spent the rest of the day.
Chichester is an old market town and the photo shows the Market Cross, a famous landmark in the middle of the town. If you click on it to get a larger version you can see a flock of starlings flying in from the left adding a touch of animation to the scene.
We lunched on vegetarian breakfasts in a cafe and then went to visit the museum. This is quite small, though there are plans to create a new one. With Roman and older exhibits and some stories of local people, it is well worth a visit, especially as it is free!
We renewed our acquaintance with the town and I bought a new tiger’s eye bracelet in a crystals shop.
Back in Islington, we went to Chapel Market for supper. A fairly new bar-restaurant called Pane Vino now opens in the evening so we went there. We were favourably impressed and may go there for breakfast tomorrow.