Canal Walk

Deana took us for a long walk by the canal. It was my favourite day in a long time. Deana put us in the boot and that always makes me excited as that means we’re going somewhere different and new. Mum nodded off straightaway but I was too excited to sleep. Bano and Sid said they didn’t want to go anywhere and they told Deana that “no one gets their children up at the crack of dawn to walk by a canal” but once we got there they were as happy as me and Mum. Deana said “I told you so” and beamed.

After a wrong turn into a one way street with people in other cars shouting at Deana, we parked the car in Camden. I’ve never been there before. There were so many people and so much noise and different smells, even though it was, as Bano said, “ridiculously early on a Sunday”. Mum just told me to keep walking and to not get distracted but there was so much going on, it was hard to know what to do or where to look. I was a bit worried about Mum because she’s so small and there were so many feet coming at us, but she said she was fine. That she remembered being in other busy places and it made her feel young again. She did look different – she carried her tail really high in the air. She does that when she’s particularly happy.

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