South of the River. Really?

South of the River. Really?

I spent a thoroughly pleasant evening on Wednesday along the South Bank of the Thames. Alright, alright, I kept the North Bank in sight at all times and it only went out of view for about 20 minutes, so I was still within the Rules. No need to call a vet or declare a national emergency!

Considering it is late September, the weather was quite warm, there was literally a spot or two of rain and everyone seemed to be enjoying the evening. Unusually, I didn’t have a camera with me. I think I mentioned a few pages back that I always close my programme with a version of “Waterloo Sunset”. Well, having been right around there last night, I now have a much better appreciation of the lyric than I ever have in the past. One line that sticks in my mind is “Terry and Julie cross over the river, where they’re feeling safe and sound” which in literal terms, means they are back on the North Side. Quite right and proper. This will astound some, shock others and have the rest sending the men in white coats to my abode – but <gulp> south of the river does not seem so bad… NURSE!!!

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