Monday, September 14

Today I came home


Victoria bus station is chaotic and filthy, a fact I get more time to absorb than usual because I take the cheap bus which always arrives behind schedule.

Crushed in the bus-waiting scrum someone tried to pickpocket my backpack and I shocked myself, and the young man, with the fury of my reaction.

The cheap bus stops further away from home too.

I must have looked like a tired donkey with my little backpack on and dragging a wheelie case uphill (on cobbles) in the spitty drizzle.

I was also trying to carry a plastic carrier in a way that wouldn't tear the handles because it was overstuffed with London-charity-shop treasures*. 

The weather was actually being kind because as soon as I got behind my front door it turned into a torrential downpour.

The good part is that I can clearly see that the drainpipe is still unblocked at the top because the rain gushes out of the broken part and floods round the back door.

*The London Treasures are shown here, you will see that it is basically an entire outfit if I don't mind being barefoot. That wallet is large enough and has enough zippy compartments to be a make-up bag and pencil case as well as hold money. I paid twenty English pounds for all this and the charity shop lady threw in a broken umbrella for good measure

10 comments:

  1. Good going with the pickpocket. I hope you went Medieval on his ass.

    Are you OK?

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  2. Oh, the Victoria Bus Hell! shudder...
    Your culottes look rather like some gaucho pants I had.The then-boyfriend called them Groucho pants...

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    1. Mine shall henceforth be known a Groucho Pants

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  3. yikes! a pickpocket?! glad you scared the bejesus out of him, sugarpie! love the illustrated treasures! xoxoxo

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    1. I become very shrill when scared Sav. xxooxx

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  4. These drawings and posts keep me believing in a magic world. Also the legs of the culotte girl look EXACTLY like my legs. As Seen In Real Life.

    xo

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    1. If you have those legs you are in a magic world - with those legs you could just hold on to a balloon and float everywherexxooxx

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  5. Well done for seeing off the pickpocket.
    Sounds like Victoria bus station hasn't changed much!
    Sx

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    1. I might have kicked him into Devon - watch out over there! xx

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