Favourite Town – Need to share this. Sat on an internal, Air Malaysia flight from Langkawi to Kuala Lumpur yesterday afternoon, and ended up sitting next to a Czech couple.
Just as the plane was landing (it was only a 50-minute flight) we struck up a conversation, the usual sort of stuff between strangers on a plane, you know, where are you from? etc etc… I told her ‘England’, she asked where? ‘East Anglia, near Cambridge’ (as it’s the nearest place that most people outside the UK have heard of) I saw her eyebrows raise…’ where exactly?’ She asked, ‘Bury St Edmunds’, I replied. ‘Oh my god’ she said, ‘that’s my favourite town in the world!’ Turns out she lives in Prague and has travelled the world as a language teacher, so praise indeed for our beautiful town!
Made me feel honoured to live in Bury St Edmunds, as we all should!