Tottenham Court Road Ain’t What it Used to Be

Tottenham Court Road

We had been on a plane to London with two flight attendants, blonde ladies with beige Hubert coats and a confident swagger. And when we got out of the terminal it was already night and there was a light drizzle. It must have been two or three in the morning.

A black cab pulled up and one of attendants turned back to us and said “I feel we know you already, seeing as we’ve spent the last four hours together. More, if you count the hours before the plane.”

Then they got into the cab and were whisked away.

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Picking the Right Flowers

How to pick the right flowers

We are going to a party, Amy’s house warming, and I am trying to work out who to buy flowers for. It’s her party so I think I should get her flowers, except an old, but hopefully new again girlfriend, FG, will be there, so maybe I should get her flowers too.

Then again, FG might misinterpret me getting flowers for Amy.

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Squirrels on the Tracks

Squirrel on the tracks

I cannot figure out how to get down from Balham southbound. The train is leaving, I do not have time to get a ticket but I get on the train anyway.

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Mother Is Doing Fine

Mother is doing fine

I found a double bladed axe on the ground. It was long, almost half my height and next to it was another shorter  axe with four small blades, with points instead of curves and each perpendicular to the other. They did not look like they had been used; there was no blood on either of them, but I thought I should return them to the police anyway.

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Buying a Flat Opposite the Dinosaurs

Buying a flat opposite the dinosaurs

I am barely awake as Elaine and her boyfriend lie next to me on a bed in an upstairs flat in Hanwell.

They are canoodling even though I have my hand on her bare shoulder. And he is a bit rough looking; droopy alcohol eyes, red pyjamas, not very attractive I think, but I can’t really judge her, it is her choice. I was lying there with Elaine talking things through, when he joined us and she turned to kiss him.

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