one night I snapped and went into the busy restaurant next door wrapped in a dressing gown and told them all to keep the noise down.
I was just trying to sleep.

at the time I was on a Community Program scheme working in a  photo archive - which was housed inside an abandoned substation.

life was made a little easier by getting a London Transport staff pass while I was working there.

I could travel anywhere on the transport network, I just couldn’t buy anything when I got there.

had I just graduated to the real world?