We returned to Northfield, Birmingham to visit S and NY and family, all crammed into our old two-bedroomed house.
The neighbourhood was much smarter than in our day, largely due to the conversion of the former rat run into a quiet cul de sac, and the building of new houses to replace their shabby predecessors. For example, a beautiful pale-blue painted wooden chalet had been constructed where T and M’s old house once stood.
The demolition work in the surrounding area also opened up the views to the stone circle in the near distance. However, best of all, was the brand new science museum at the end of the street. If I still lived in Abbeydale Road, I’d spend all my free time there. This was especially attractive now that I knew that MS could be found there too, and that he was often up for a wee kiss and cuddle with me amongst the exhibits.