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GW went to London, not to see the Queen

Welcome to the BlogPosted by Read Raw Wed, September 14, 2011 21:05:05

Sometimes it is good to be crazy. I submitted a flash fiction entry to the ‘Fishy Tales’ competition for the Thames River Festival. It was selected for display on Southwark Bridge and I was invited to read it on the bridge on Saturday.

I have long had an ambition to take the sleeper to London and this was the opportunity. So Friday night I caught the sleeper to London. Good journey down and on Saturday morning walked along the Thames to Borough Market close to Southwark Cathedral. Great to wander through the market and then sit for a full breakfast under the walls of the Cathedral. Spent the rest of the morning in Tate Modern and then on to Southwark Bridge. Read at various times between 1.00 and 3.30 and in addition to my own story read extracts from Moby Dick then walked to the Tower before back to Euston and the train home. Such a good time I may do the trip again.

GW