I had been feeling a bit guilty about rejecting Lewisham hospital as the place to have my baby. I am generally proud to come from Lewisham and have happily availed myself of many of its products and services over the years, e.g. the Fox & Firkin, Favorite Chicken & Rib, Cash Converters, not to mention Catford Island (home to an exceptionally clean MacDonald's and a decent Lidl).
Then I had dinner with Sureka, who is also pregnant.
"I'm not having my baby in Lewisham hospital," she said.
"Me neither," I said. "I feel a bit bad, though. It's probably just as good as all the other hospitals."
"I was in there the other day, actually," said Sureka. "While I was sat in the waiting room, I saw a mouse run right across the floor."
The thing is, King's is probably nearer as the crow flies anyway.