Greater Anglia regrets to inform you that your train is cancelled.
And so there I was, along with the rest of the Ldn commuting crowd, waiting around for almost an hour for the next service into LS.
I took the opportunity to catch up with some podcast listening. I’ve finally found a platform that works for me: acast.
The medium is the message, etc.
I struggled for far too long with iTunes. I think my downfall was that I didn’t want to sync to my iPhone, but my BRICK of an ancient iPod.
acast does what I need it to do: download, play and then disappear off the other end of the modern interweb.
I’m racing through my podcast back catalogue: Deserter, Reservoir Red Dogs, Baker & Lineker, That Peter Crouch (don’t judge) and my current audio addiction, A Word In Your Ear.
I don’t always appreciate the artists under discussion by the always ACE David Hepworth and Mark Ellen. They are such great storytellers though.
A pleasant enough hour was spent on a windswept train platform in the bloody Estuary Wilds listening to stories of Led Zep.
As a band I despise them; there are some cracking stories around the mythology though.
I finally arrived at LS, a little late for a school day down in SE17.
The blustery weather meant no Brompton. I crossed at Ld Bridge riding the No. 35 ROUTE OF KINGS.
Front seat as well, natch.
Thursday was then spent trying to cram the usual school day into a condensed five hours.
A photo shoot in the playground at luncheon became mistaken for a shoelace assistance session.
I had a lovely moment late in the day with a new member of staff.
I vaguely recognised her. Out came the knowing introduction of:
Five seconds later and it clicked.
“HI new staff member X!”
X was a pupil at the school who I once worked closely with.
FOURTEEN years later and the charming X is back as a very confident and articulate member of staff.
We had a brief catch up about some of the old characters. She reassured me that I wasn’t too harsh on her and her friends back in the day.
LOVE that school.
I walked back through Kennington in darkness.
A brief LIDL run and then school work followed.
I listened to the hour long boxing preview on 5Live. I’m getting a little over excited about the early hours of Sunday morning.
I picked up a late, late work shift.
And then Anna rocked up at the flat.
It was a rare his ‘n’ hers Sunny Stockwell night spent together.