Things have changed a lot since 43 AD. Nowadays Londoners call the underground train the 'tube', a habit I have also taken up so that I fit in with the locals. It's worked quite well: a woman at the bus stop said hello to me this morning and we shared a long, knowing look (when you're waiting for a bus before 7am everything seems very significant. It's a very dramatic time of day.) Less successful were the Lonsdale trainers. I received numerous confused looks from strangers and several outright insults from people I know well . This hasn't jolted my confidence though - Van Gough went through the same thing. How can I tell if the Lonsdale trainers are bad or if I am simply being under-appreciated-in-my-time?
Anyway I've had two days of training and have received a pair of 3/4-length, flared, black nylon trousers and two collectable pin badges. Success!