Monday, January 01, 2007
When people ask where I live I always seem to feel the need to justify why I live in Barking. (I'm holding back the urge to write the reason).
It's a difficult town to describe to someone who has never heard of it. Once home to Billy Bragg; now the BNP. It's a hard place where people have felt the knocks of life. The town centre is full of cheap shops - 99p, Cash Converters, pawnbrokers, pie and mash.
But it can be beautiful on days like these.