Forgive me, I have just finished reading William Boyd’s masterful Any Human Heart and in it he refers to the UK as ‘Pudding Island’; I concur. You’ll need to read the book to understand the term, suffice to say it isn’t a term of endearment…
Anyway, a few pictures of my final approach into London Heathrow yesterday and also a little video I took. You aren’t meant to use any electronic equipment during take-off and landing – pah! In the photos, look out for the Shard (it looks like a rocket installation at present). When completed, it will be the tallest building in Europe.
The video is on the boring side (having started it after Kew and Hampton Court Palace which might have been worthy sights). However, to my mind it provides a glimpse of what one might call ‘Ballardian’, suburban Britain. It was taken at the end of a 9 hour flight from East Africa.