and a glimpse of Matilda/Madeline and the comparison no longer holds true, hair a bit longer, lighter and her face has changed.
Possibly more noticeable to me not having seen her for some time than it might otherwise have been.
She has also been in the wars, sporting a cast on a broken arm.
The changes in my travel routine and times and I rarely see many of the bus friends at all, not the purple coated ladies, or the shop girls or the shoe lady. I have not seen the author for a long time either.
Other way lady I still see either walking or running most mornings.