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Thursday, 30 April 2009
I met up with Julie again last week, in London this time. We spent a lovely morning wandering through Greenwich and Deptford, and it was glorious weather as well which made it even better.
Greenwich didn't feel like part of London, based on the parts of London I've been to before (which is quite a lot!); it felt more like a small town centre.
The 'Milennium Village' had loads of multi-coloured apartment blocks and, in the sunshine, looked like it could have been imported straight from the Spanish coast:
Deptford, on the other hand, is closer to what I expect of London. One of the morning's most entertaining moments came while I was admiring the huge yams outside this shop in the high street:
Julie asked the shop owner how the yams could be cooked, and he (an Indian gentleman) said "Oh, I don't know, they're black people's food" which was a bit of a shock to me. Then the conversation was joined by a passing American lady who told us how she used them, and we found out she was in the process of setting up a catering business. And they say people in London don't talk to strangers!
Julie also showed me the incredible cafe which I told you about earlier, and some other things which also deserve their own posts (later).
I went on to my next appointment by boat: