I know of a good pub in Farnham, full of people who allow you that bar stool in the midst of their conversations and laughter. And I found a walk I enjoyed while I was staying there. I met Diana and Steve, and simply adored them.
I've learned that I love thin bagels for breakfast, and that I Can live without my coffee machine. In good news, for me, it seems I can sleep in any bed. My back doesn't ache in mornings and I'm grateful for that.
I know where to buy the best slice of lemon & cream sponge roll in Southsea. I found a coffee shop with good espresso con panna - for 'those'days. I'm learning that I like to shop in Sainsburys because the staff there are unbelievably friendly. I was introduced to the best fish & chips in the area. And found a small space in Drift ... that bar that I like, down there in Portsmouth.
These days find me navigating the London Underground. I'm enjoying conversations with strangers. And I almost understand that I'm living in London. That one amuses me. I've lived in, or visited, a few big cities, accidentally, never dreaming of going there.
And I'm taking nothing forgranted. I learned, in the first hour back in London, that you never ever cross against the lights because ... you might get run down. It was only that a second car blocked the speeding car that would have hit me.
Oh, and in great news, I found that I have to pass by Carluccios almost everyday this week. Today I discovered that their espresso is not only affordable, it's also superb.