Tuesday, August 24, 2004

Home is where the art is.

Although I was a bit reluctant to go and see Lambeth Walk and our old haunts in London it was good because it made us realise how we could have stayed in London and re-housed by the council into a pokey flat with an enormous rent. Now we have our feet on the bottom muddy rung of the property ladder and we moved at exactly the right time because the house prices have quadrupled and we couldnt possibly have afforded a leaky shed, let alone a house now!
It wasn't the places but people we missed.
How nice it is to be "home" and to know this. I thought I was missing something but even my favourite place, Brick Lane market, has declined rather so they say and the South bank is more crowded than ever. The traffic noise! I'd forgotten just how polluting it could be! Cheshire does indeed seem a tranquil haven far from the madding crowd.

6 comments:

Syl said...

Lovely. So nice when one realises one is just where he should be. And it is indeed a wonderful,cozy place you have. Good for you & Hazel & Archie!!!

michael said...

Yes, it is cozy especially when it's drizzling outside,like now! Was going to chester today to take some collages to a photographer( a scheme set up by Cheshire Council- I get 500 postcards and they get images for website they are setting up ) but I don't really want to go when it's like this. Hopefully can change day for next week.

Syl said...

Sounds like a good deal. Hope they give you credit for your images. Jon & I would love to get one of your latest postcards!

michael said...

It rained for most of the day so I phoned the photographer to explain and suggested sending the work by post which she O.K.'d. I like Chester but slopping about it the rain trying to find photographer's studios in parts of the town I don't know sounds like hell to me.
besides the postcards I get four slides, so it is a good deal I think. You will be the first address on the lost when I get them!

Roger Stevens said...

Hope my address will be on the lost.

michael said...

Ofcourse, Roger and all my dear friends will be on the top of the lost.