Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Jack's back!!!

Suburbia, originally uploaded by Teacher Dude's BBQ.

Me and Lydia arrived in England last night just in time to experience some of the worst weather the country has experienced in 50 years, which made a nice change from Greece's hottest June in 50 years. Parts of the north, around Sheffield resemble disaster zones as two month's worth of rain fell in less than 24 hours.

However, none of this dampened my spirits (bad pun intended) as it was good to see my family again after such a long while, not to mention being able to sleep in conditions that didn't feel like you'd entered a sauna wrapped in a wet blanket.

Walking to to the centre once again revealed how much Bristol has changed since I last lived here and was a real eye opener as far as the people were concerned. Chatting to British model makers about a piece of work that took them 10 years to construct, having Jamaican style curried goat with a trainee radiologist and discussing the pros and cons of church conversions with an Irish guy fron Clonmel, all of whom were complete strangers, were just a few of the highlights.

What a great way to start a holiday.


dorapap said...

nice to see that you're having a great time already! Over here we're boiling!!!

melusina said...

Yea, we are still boiling! That flooding was tragic and scary.

Well, I have to ask, because I've seen it in dozens of British pictures - what is with the crazy road markers that are all diagonal? What does it mean?

teacher dude said...

It means that you can't park on this part of the road. There is a crossing nearby.

melusina said...

Ah ok! I figured it might be something like that but wasn't sure. At least I'll know if I ever drive in England!