I was laughing to myself as I walked past these three. They were totally engrossed in their phones, completely ignoring each other. I had the impression that they could be texting each each other, rather than talking.
I was just going to walk past, but then I thought no, I didn’t want to miss the opportunity. So, I turned around and asked if I could take their picture. I explained why I wanted to. They were laughing. What I should have done was get them to go back in to the focussed on the phone view that I originally saw. I took the picture of them as they were laughing.
They explained that they had been on a boating trip and were just exchanging pictures. I had just caught them at that moment.
I was out on a walk, just having a look around after nearly a week away. To be honest, not a lot had changed. There was a couple walking around the Cockle Ponds, we had a chat about the Jelly Fish.
I saw one of the rough sleepers, lets call him JH. I hadn’t seen him for several weeks. We had a chat. He told me that he had been having problems and showed me his legs. They were quite ulcerated but not actively bleeding, He said that he would like some help with dressings, so I sent a message to street scene. I don’t know if they will do anything, but I don’t know what more I could do.