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Chris's parents were here over

Chris's parents were here over the weekend and so Chris and I shared the living room sofas while they took his bed. This meant that we ended up talking and laughing until 0400 about 'times we almost died' and other noteworthy events during our travels together. One day I'll get around to putting them up onto the website, but until I do you'll just have to make do with this...

I think Chris woke me up at 0630 this morning to say goodbye, but I'm not sure. He left for Toulouse on his company's executive jet, where he's going to be working for the next 3 months. Later he sent me a text message to say he'd arrived, and so I thought it was about time I got up.

Today I sat down on a park bench to eat my sandwich. It was a club sandwich from Pret a Manger so I was particularly looking forward to it. However, just as I was about to take my first bite a voice next to me said, "Do you know Jesus?". Now, as I've probably said before, freaks and screaming children gravitate towards me, so I shouldn't have been surprised to look over and see a crazed hippie sitting on the bench next to me. He stared at me, at my club sandwich, and he repeated the question. I asked if the person he was looking for lived in Bristol (remembering seeing some strange Portugese guy at the pub at the weekend). At this, he decided to withdraw his offer of salvation to me, and scrawled indecipherably into his notepad. I wanted to ask him if he knew what a bath was, but obviously he didn't so I ate my sandwich and left.

Tomorrow is my last day here in Bristol as I fly back to Denmark on Wednesday from Heathrow. While I've been here in Britain, a couple of friends have mentioned that I seem to be leading a much more 'normal' kind of life compared to the days when I was sailing. I guess they're right, for although I've taken about 24 flights in the last 9 months, I have been travelling in a more orthodox manner and staying in hotels, hostels and houses. So I'm going to make a determined effort to change this now, ok?

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