Thought of the Day

I don't believe in morality, but I believe in ethical conduct as set out by His Holiness the Dalai Lama: "Ethical conduct = a way of behaving that respects others’ right to be happy".

Friday, 22 December 2006

fumo di londra

after an impromptu purchase this morning (i got a present for steve' grandma), a lazy morning in the office and an enjoyable lunch with claire & fiona, i used my free time this afternoon to pop to the bank and withdraw some money (remember, i lost my card?). three more people, at least, had had my same misfortune. the trip to the bank reminded me the old days when a debit card was an extravaganza.

this blog cries for real photos as opposed to pictures borrowed from the internet, so in argos i wanted to replace my stolen digital camera with a red casio to immortalate these pictoresque foggy cityscapes, but no sale, as advertised on telly, was signalled and could not find the model i was after. so, i headed to habitat with empty hands to get my super shopping trolley which i bought for only £8. bargain! i tested it all the way back home and it succesfully passed the test.

i was feeling embraced and wrapped by the fog tonight. Despite all the travel disruptions and anxieties it has been causing, it is so atmospheric and so rare. the infamous "london smoke" has little to do with the weather. the london fog is a commonplace usually mistaken with the smog connected to the carbon factories, which affected britain in the fifties. contrary to this myth, i had never seen such dense fog in five years of residency in the capital. the weather in south west england is the only thing i have never complained about. we could do better with a few degrees more during the summer months, but what i like of it is that it never reaches peaks of heat or extremes of cold.

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