Thursday 4 September 2008 9.09pm
I wandered along today to have a look at the blue crystal flat on Harper Road
that's been getting a bit of publicity. I wasn't wildly impressed, but it certainly wasn't a fruitless visit!
A woman in some distress approached me on Harper Road
asking if I could lend her a lighter. I didn't have one, but this didn't deter her from explaining to me that she urgently needed one as she wanted to smoke some crack she had. I suppose I shouldn't have been too bemused by this, but my slightly puzzled condition was increased when I carried on down to New Kent Road
, where a teenager on a bicycle zoomed past me, shouting racist abuse at another pedestrian and then heading back to give me a volley of homophobic abuse. It was all rather surreal.