So here I am still in London, drawing around London Transport and marvelling at the diversity of cultures all rubbing along together. An African girl in full headress arm-in-arm with a Pakistani in her colourful garb, a Siekh man, beturbanned and anoracked, an Indian lady in gowns and a chunky knit sweater, a group of swathed Muslim schoolgirls giggling on the bus about getting married.....
On the whole everyone just wants to get on with their own lives and is tolerant of everyone elses.
Most people are using a mobile phone while they travel, which is interesting; what would we do without them now?
I wouldn't want to live here again, it's all so different. I am the alien! I have become accustomed to Malta's smallness (in all senses) and the familiarity of knowing that wherever I go I usually know someone. On my last, brief, visit back a stranger recognised me in the supermarket and I was quite shocked, but the anonymity of London could be quite lonely couldn't it? Or is it because I have been away from England so long that I don't have friends here any more?
I am hoping to be back in Malta for the November First Friday, but who knows. Meanwhile I'm just drawing on the experience of day-to-day......
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