Well, I’m sorry folks for not posting for a while. The truth of the matter is that I’ve been away. I’ve been away with a very special gentleman. Yes, you’ve guessed it: Julien. He turned up – out of the blue.
It was the day after the switch-off panel committee. I actually chose to walk home. It was one of those lovely mild, sunny almost summer days. The sun was very high and it was warm without being hot. A transporter stopped beside me and this very elegant woman asked me whether I would care for a lift. I didn’t recognise him straight away, but then there was something about the way she looked at me …. I just knew it was really Julien.
He / she had to keep the disguise up until we were well away from the Normal Zones. He took me to a Wilderness Area. Then he was able to take his disguise off and tell me what he could about what he’d been doing. He couldn’t tell me much, of course. Just that they were keeping him busy and that everything was still top secret.
But the Wilderness Area was another eye-opener. It’s not as wild as you would think.
We stayed on an island which used to be a very popular place for holidays before the poison cloud came. It is now a place of rest and recuperation for top workers – of which Julien is one, naturally. It’s actually an old volcano – which looks as if it’s going to go off any minute now. But it’s incredibly beautiful. A lovely temperature – warm, but not too hot. We went swimming and we went for walks. There are some lovely walks there and fantastic scenery. It is amazing that everything has come back so quickly after the Poison Cloud was lifted. And we talked a lot.
The people there really looked after us well. They were just so kind and thoughtful. Everything was up to a really high standard. Wilderness Area seems completely the wrong name. But I guess that’s just another bit of Hidden Information.
And all that time off work? Arranged by Julien, naturally. He has quite a lot of influence, that young man.