|The Gem – London’s Summer
Summer was gradually drawing to a close and it was David Olsen’s last week at his current role at the Guardian. He had worked in the Guardian for five years now. He was currently the editor-in- chief for the top story columns in the newspaper and he had lived in London for eight years. London town had been his home for a really long time although he still missed Aylesbury a lot; Aylesbury was a lot quieter than London where everyone seemed to be constantly on the move.
His journey in London began as a student when he enrolled in the University College London, UCL. His entire stay in the University was filled with loads of work and good memories. Adjusting to the busy lifestyle in London took some months for David. He determined early in the journey to learn the ropes of how to easily maximise his time and life in the busy town. His determination paid off and landed him in one of the most sought after newspaper organisations within the town and within a period of five years, he quickly rose to become the editor-in-chief of his department.
Eight years was a long time and it was time for change. He was tired of the rush hour. He was tired of the never ending targets. He was tired of the noise. He was longing for a soothing environment just like the one he grew up in. He had made up his mind he wanted to remain in the media business and he definitely was not going to return to his home town. David Olsen started his search for a new home about two years ago even when he was not sure he really wanted to leave his current job and home. He streamlined his search to five towns he could easily settle in and as the months went by, he made contact with various agents and newspaper organisations.
David Olsen still was not sure of where to make his home until about six months ago when he received his dream letter of offer from the town’s newspaper organisation. His next step was a search for a place to live. He was no longer interested in making runs between buses and underground trains; it was time for him to live and breathe, certainly time for his projected future.
She opened her eyes and the first thing she saw was her calendar. She had been counting down to the beginning of another school session; she definitely missed her students. She could not believe she still had fourteen more days before she would get back into her class room environment. She definitely missed all the buzz and the constant chatter of her school children. Salford High School was currently making changes to its school environment and adding features to make its students learn in a more conducive environment especially after last session’s incident with the press. The high school had determined that the new session must indeed meet the standard of the city council and that of the newspaper organisation within town; they had an image to uphold. It was a session of rebranding for Salford High School.
‘Oh well! I guess I would make the best of the time I have to myself’, Marylyn Osborn said aloud. It was a friendly looking summer day in Salford. The clouds were clear and there was no sign of rain. The temperature was just right; it was reading twenty-three degrees Celsius. A perfect day for a picnic and it was time to find out if her friends Evelina and Pamela would be interested in a day for just girls like the good old days and maybe they could also do a bit of window shopping after the picnic at Manchester Arndale Shopping Centre.
Marylyn sent SMS to both Evelina and Pamela while trying to remember what she had in her refrigerator that could make lovely snacks for three. Almost instantly, she received replies from both ladies indicating their interests in the picnic and definitely window shopping. ‘Yippee!!! It was going to be a day of fun’, she screamed while dashing into the bathroom. She knew her friends; they would arrive in no time.
To be continued…