Welcome to Hayes & Harlington Station
New entrance, north side
This morning I left the house at about 8 am, took a bus to the station (see above) and a train to Paddington (that was running 10 minutes late). From Paddington the Bakerloo line to Baker Street and change on the Jubilee line for London Bridge.
Left London Bridge via the Borough High Street west side exit, walked down the High Street for about 5 minutes and then turned right into Union Street, where I joined a meeting of Faiths & Beliefs in Further Education (fbfe), the organisation I worked with before leaving for Belgium.
I met some old friends and new ones, and some interesting issues were discussed, so I was happy that I had come. Those that knew me from before would all be happy to have me back, the only problem is to find some funds to pay me a bit of money with …..
Whatever happens with fbfe, even if it and for instance the Slough Equality Council have to close shop altogether due to lack of funds, I think there would still be a much better chance for me to earn some money to top up my Dutch pension in the UK than in Belgium.
After the meeting we had lunch together (special no eggs, no meat, no poultry no fish rolls reserved for me) and I went back on the Jubilee Line. Changed at Green Park for the Piccadilly line and at Hammersmith for the District Line to Ealing Broadway. The First Great Western train from there to Hayes was on time and I joined my UK family.
In the evening to the Park Avenue Gurdwara for rahras and kirtan by the excellent jatah of Bhai Lehna Singh, then back to Hayes and I ‘retired’ to ‘my’ room at about 9.30 pm.