Thursday, August 27th 2015
We have done a lot of travelling over the last few months with some more to come in the next couple of weeks. Last Saturday we spent the day in Deal, in Kent, and on Tuesday, paid a visit to a fine museum and art gallery in the ancient university city of Cambridge. Tomorrow, we board the Eurostar for a trip to… somewhere I’ll tell you about later! In fact, we are visiting two locations in two different countries.
Apart from anything else, this busy out-and-aboutness has meant that I have fallen seriously behind in keeping the blog up to date and there is a backlog for me to dissolve as best I can in the coming weeks and months. In fact, I am not sure that I will manage to cover everything and that I will not have to discreetly set aside some of our outings. We will see.
As you may know if you have paid more than a cursory glance at the blog, since 2005, I have been living in the intriguing and ever fascinating borough of Islington with my beloved partner Tigger. Many of my blog posts have been about Islington and one could easily devote an entire blog to this borough and its inhabitants. In fact, someone has. It is called Islington Faces Blog, and provides fascinating portraits of people who live, work and carry out their various activities in this historic borough. Islington Faces Blog has with permission kindly republished one of my posts, together with a bit of blah about me. For what it’s worth, you will find it here.
In times past, today would have been the day when Freya and I would have taken the bus and train to Chingford, where I would have left her at the cattery. Neither of us would have enjoyed it much and would have been looking forward to her happy return home after the trip. I no longer need to make the Chingford run but today’s circumstances recall them and my thoughts are very much on Freya and our times together. She is loved and missed and always will be.