The Eaton Diary of London    2001  

Familiar Face

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Monday, August 20, 2001

The summer break is almost over. It seems a shame not to have used it to travel all over Europe or to the many tourist spots of UK. But as is often the case, when we have the time we don't have the money and when we have the money, we don't have the time. Never mind, hopefully we'll be able to do some touring in due course. It was a priority for us to secure a pleasant and convenient home base, so it has been pleasing to achieve that goal this summer.

  At work at home.

I have spent quite a lot of time during the break sitting at my computer doing arrangements for the 'School Prom Praise' scheduled for March 19, 2001 in Royal Albert Hall. (What's new - that's what I've done in Adelaide for the past decade or so). I've enjoyed the work, and have appreciated the opportunity to get my music technology skills back up to speed as I prepare to teach the subject at 'Collingwood College' this term.

The other day, just for something to do, I wandered down to the supermarket on Putney High Street. As I was gathering a few of the 'essentials' in my shopping basket, I caught a glimpse of a familiar face out of the corner of my eye. I regularly see a million faces every day but none is familiar, so for a split second this familiar face made for a welcome change. As we turned to greet each other, I found myself responding with the beginnings of a smile for this older man's welcoming grin. How nice to meet someone I know. My joy was short lived however, because there, beside the fruit and veg I saw a large full length mirror - the older man was in fact me!

I really must start getting out more - London must be getting to me.


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