23rd July 2017

Once again I haven’t been sleeping well, which makes it hard to see signs of a positive future emerging. Yesterday I was on the South Coast seeing the Texan part of my family. It was great to play with the nieces and nephew again. It made me feel better after a conversation with a friend that had left me feeling somewhat erased. But I felt slightly sad too that I barely ever see the nieces now. I gave them a present of memory sticks with audiobooks, which I hope will not meet with Disapproval and confiscation from their Very Moral parents.

Back in Londres I discovered my velocipede had been damaged by a person or persons attempting to steal it. I will need to buy a new one, the fourth time it has happened. It’s a shame to think you can never get too attached to a velocipede here.

Today I went to a picnic in an office block for the renters project. It wasn’t initially planned to be a picnic in an office block. We had rather conventionally planned it to be in a park, but the weather was against us and the office block provided shelter. I met a few more people involved, though some of the key organisers weren’t there. Still, it confirmed my feeling that those who are involved are good people.

We looked out on a dystopian view of Londres, all tall buildings, few trees, a graceless train track, in the distance a redundant cable car, and we enjoyed ourselves together.

23rd July 2017