lost

After being looked after at my sister’s house I was dropped off by the river to walk a stretch into Newcastle city centre.  There were loads of brightly coloured huts on a ledge above the river, used for housing pigeons.  I found John there.  John has been made redundant after working for 41 years.  He looks after the birds for a friend because it’s something to keep him occupied.  He made us a drink on the small stove in the shed, where the kettle sat next to his good shoes – he changes out of them when he’s here because his wife doesn’t like the mess of the pigeons.  He’s looking for another job, but competing against people who are thirty years younger than him so it’s hard.  I thought it was amazing that he wasn’t at all bitter.  ’What’s the point in that?’ said John.

There was a torrential downpour which flooded the streets at lunchtime and seemed to stop the whole city.  Water was cascading down the streets, and for a moment an actual drowned rat was caught in a torrent before my eyes before being washed away.  I got the train to Durham, sharing it with a bunch of school kids discussing who did and who did not have an iphone.

At an Italian restaurant for dinner I got chatting to the waiters, and they kindly fixed my bill so I paid a mere pittance.  I can’t quite fathom how you would leave Italy and come directly to genteel and pleasant Durham, and they couldn’t really explain it either.  Love, now lost, came into it somewhere.  When I left in the driving rain I managed to get completely lost myself, walking a huge circle around the city before arriving back exactly where I’d started.  Comedy.  I did eventually make it home to my room in Durham Castle, which is student halls much of the year.  This was great until I gave myself the scaries imagining gruesome historical horrors.  I did not dare leave my room till the morning.

Newcastle, Thursday 23rd September 2010

John makes coffee, Newcastle, Thursday 23rd September 2010

Newcastle, Thursday 23rd September 2010

Train from Newcastle to Durham, Thursday 23rd September 2010

Durham, Thursday 23rd September 2010

Massimo, Durham, Thursday 23rd September 2010

When I was lost, Durham, Thursday 23rd September 2010

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2 Comments

  1. Cathy
    Posted September 26, 2010 at 5:51 am | Permalink

    Wow, Hannah, your pigeons photo is super. Great timing!

  2. Celine Marchbank
    Posted September 26, 2010 at 12:02 pm | Permalink

    Nice pics Hannah. Projects looking good.

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