Monday, October 26, 2009

To the Midlands

After spending the previous day at the gallery and then walking around London doing my best to get lost, I took the underground to Edgeware. My cousin and uncle picked me up at the station and drove me to Leicester in the midlands. Before meeting me, my uncle decided to stop in a local shop across from the station to buy some slacks for the first time in two years, because when you need slacks, you need slacks. It was about a two hour drive to Leicester, and I sat in the front passenger seat, on the left hand-side. It was strange. We stopped in a small town along the way to see a memorial dedicated to Frank Whittle (the inventor of the jet engine). Besides a good slack bargain, my uncle likes planes ... a lot. After arriving in Leicester, we had tea (very appropriate), and my uncle showed me a few of his paintings, several of which were of planes, go figure.

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