|When we were here last this building near St. Mary's was being renovated. The quirky structure is well brought out in the repaint|
Didn't do very much today. The first order of business was to renew our railway two-for-one pass. We were stuck behind a couple of old ladies who had bought the wrong sort of ticket to Kilmarnock on the internet and wondered why the agent couldn't break the rules and issue a cheap ticket. I am convinced this is how Monty Python obtained their material. You can get someone's life story for the price of a train ticket. The ticket agent was the lady who told me she remembered seeing the steam engines from her garden in Southend - it backed on to the railway line on which I used to fire the steam locomotives. I probably helped to dirty her mother's washing hung out on the line to dry. Last summer she allowed me into her office to look at the model of a Manor class steam locomotive. I also fired these but I didn't have the heart to tell her they couldn't pull the skin off a rice pudding.
At the Theatre Severn booking office we were able, quickly, to purchase tickets for Cavalleria Rusticana/Il Pagliacci as well as The Mikado.
|I just love these black and white buildings|
The Christmas lights were switched on last Wednesday and make a grand show. It is dark by 1700 so it is easy to come out and enjoy the show.
|Outside the Darwin Center|
|The Market Square|
Mary went to the movies this afternoon. I met her at the Three Fishes where I took absolution in the form of a pint of Abbeydale Absolution beer. We then walked back to look at the lights.
|Supper was quiche, edamame and bean salad and pork scratchings.|