The morning after the neighbours’ noisy all-night party to celebrate the end of exams, the smokers had been drinking outside despite the freezing December air, inured by the lager, not noticing in the dark the dilapidated surroundings and wonky table. The music has been closed down but still neither the pigeons nor the mice have eaten the remnants of the students’ pizza. Stamped-out fag-ends on the floor. More cans and glasses than chairs: this is the reality of a “Patio garden in Fulham”.
Compare and contrast After the party