Today was my weekday day off, and with it being gloriously sunny and all, I was delighted to join The Godmother and W on a short jaunt to Wisley. Wisley turned out to be a huge RHS garden (which charged £9.90 entry - free if you're a member (joining up is a mere £49, and they push it like anything)). It was gorgeously sunny, and there were a surprising number of flowers out. It smelled like Spring. I took a few pictures to share so you don't have to pay almost a whole tenner to see it:
|Lemons! Not nearly as fragrant as the orange blossom|
|A yellow one|
|A black and white one|
This afternoon (after a lunch of the greenest pea soup ever), I made it into London for a visit to Journalism School. It's been a very long time since I was last there; I felt a bit nostalgic! Tornado was very pleased to see me and amazingly happy to wave off my non-attendance. It turns out he wants me to ask the Letters Editor to come and give out prizes. Hmmm.
I had a bit of an Incredible Journey experience getting home. The Circle line was shut, which was fine (for me, at least), except that the overflow was packing onto the Jubilee line with a vengeance. I had to get the Jubilee line in the opposite direction to the way I wanted to go, and get the Bakerloo. Then, when I eventually got to Waterloo, it turned out that something had happened at Surbiton (on my route home, in case anyone's still reading at this point) - the station announcements said it was a 'delay', the announcements on the train said it was 'a person struck by a train', and then the station announcements when I eventually got to Woking said it was 'police activity', and when I was at Waterloo, I saw two policemen and a man in a hi-vis vest interviewing a man on an empty train that had just come from that direction - which meant that the only non-delayed train in that direction was even more packed than the tube, and when they eventually announced the platform for the next train there was a stampede. I made it in the end, though.
I'm exhausted again just from typing that! Goodnight!