I’ve been away for a little bit, so excuse me while I go back a week or so. Last Sunday was, of course, an important date in the Camberwell and South London calendar: the third annual ‘I had other plans on the day of the Carnaval del Pueblo’. Despite the fact that I couldn’t go — the wife and I were on a 30‐mile round‐trip by bicycle to Kingston — it seems that people enjoyed themselves anyway.
There are a few reports here, and a few hundred photos here. No mention of any trouble in the reports, although anecdotal evidence says there was later in the day. A shame, but where there’s 80,000 people, there’s 8,000 idiots.
Sunshine House, the new Child Development Centre on Peckham Road, is entering the final stages of its development and is starting to look quite lovely; huge blocks of bright yellow, orange and green make it look friendly and fun, and it’s a pleasure to cycle past there every day. The only shame is that it’s so hard to get to for parents.
I definitely had something else to mention, but it’s slipped my mind; this space is reserved for when I remember.
Yesterday I saw the aftermath of a nasty accident on Camberwell New Road; the back of a car was completely concave, and the fire brigade were there to cut the lady driver from the car. Do look after yourselves, won’t you?