Two days, two walks, two pubs, two glasses of draught cider, one exhibition.
This morning I went to Bloomsbury on a nearly empty bus, walked to the Oxfam bookshop through nearly empty streets, walked down to the Strand through a nearly empty Covent Garden and caught a nearly empty bus home to a much busier street. There’s an irony in that I think.
Last night’s problem with the new laptop is fixed, but while I continue to find my way around it I suspect there’ll be others. I restrung the middle, much scratched, section of one of MasterB’s scratching posts, and Joe obliged by stapling the sisal to the post. I don’t think the boy has tested it out yet. He’ll probably ignore it for a few days in favour of the other one which will also need restringing soon.
Celia and I walked over to Vauxhall and the Museum of Garden History which is housed in the disused church of St Mary’s Lambeth. It was founded in 1977 by John and Rosemary Nicholson, who are remembered in this plaque.
But I also wanted to see the pedlar’s window, which at times has been covered up, but when the museum was refurbed has been made available to view again.
In return for a promise that he and his dog would be remembered in perpetuity in the church he left his land to Lambeth, land where County Hall and the London Eyer now stand. I’d say Lambeth got a bargain.
On the way home we stopped at a pu, a different one to yesterday, and each enjoyed a half pint of cider and shared portion of chips.
Stay safe. Keep well.