I had a couple of days off last week so took myself and Mrs Chance to London. We spent time wandering the streets, eating and drinking loads and visited various "places of culture". However, we were both bowled over by the Imperial War Museum. We've both been there before but were able to devote more to it this time. There were 2 occasions which I'd like to particulalry mention. The first was in the VC and George Cross exhibition room. There were 5 schoolboys in there, completely silent, reading the citations for the medals. One guy quietly says to his mate "Fuk me, did this guy actually do all that stuff?" His mate says "yeh but you wouldn't catch me doing it, no fukin' way", saw us and apologised for his bad language. I told him not to worry but assured him that given the circumstances people may find themselves in, they may surprise themselves by their own bravery. The other occasion was in the Holocasust exhibition. The place was packed with schoolchildren, obviously having lessons on a day away from school. In the corner was a young girl crying her eyes out but surrounded by friends. I went and asked if she was OK (a bit of letching as well mind you!) but was told that she was so overcome by what some people can do to other people that she started crying. I would encourage any readers of this fine site that if they find themselves "sarf of the river" with 2 or 3 hours to kill, drop into the museum, I promise you it won't be a waste of your time.