On this day migraine hit me again, but I was determined to attend the one day of the five day summer school at London City Mission we had booked. Thank God, it eased a little later in the day.
In the morning we were told a lot about mission in a diverse megacity like London and I was able to meet some of the people I previously knew only via Twitter, Facebook or LCM publications.
In the afternoon the group travelled to the Isle of Dogs where LCM runs Café Forever and where we were shown around the neighbourhood and the special diversity in this place was explained to us. Among other places we were taken to the Mudchute Park where on a farm the city’s children are introduced to country life and real farm animals. It was a lot of information to take in on one day – though not too much – and a lot for us to think and talk about among ourselves later.
In the late afternoon Hermann and I left the Isle of Dogs with the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) where we were able to sit in front (it doesn’t have a driver for this part of the way). We changed to the Underground at Canary Wharf but stayed there a little while to take photos as we didn’t feel like returning to the flat yet. After all, that is one of the great things in London – you don’t have to catch a particular train or bus as there is usually one every few minutes.