Friday, January 26, 2007

Free style - Today's Happiness Experiment entry

Becoming a Freeman of the City of London - shared with Ma and Mo (with some Victorian painting [William Powell Frith] and some Austrian nosh [at Kipferl in Smithfields] thrown in for a perfect few hours)

Hearing the Godfather theme echoing around Victoria underground from a busking clarinetist

Wandering the back lanes of Smithfields and Guildhall in winter sunshine


David said...

wow! How did the freeman honour come to be?

arkangel said...

It's a long story but basically long long ago in a distant galaxy i got a travel scholarship from the Worshipful Company of Cutlers... fast forward a few light years and, because i'm big into all things London, i was invited to become a Cutler (amusing for a fella with a phobia of blades and all surgical instruments) and that lead on to becoming a Freeman of the City so i can now drive my sheep over certain bridges, flaunt my sword and am honour bound to inform the lord mayor of any brewing conspiracies in the City

practicalpsychologist said...

I remember you telling me of your dislike of trainspotting because of the needles.

As the say in France - felicitations!

arkangel said...

That's twice we've talked about Trainspotting this week - prior to that it hadn't crossed my mind for ages, in fact since I was last at the Channel 4 offices in Glasgow where the words 'Choose Life' are engraved on the glass - I love the weird web of connections of day-to-day life (and such connection is the essence of creativity)