Readers of a certain age may well recognise the title of this post as the opening line of the Jam's single Strange Town and it seems quite fitting.
For a few weeks I am back in the Devon town where I lived for most of my adult life until we decided to move to Skopelos.
The truth is everything feels strange here.
I know my way round, I recognise the shops, pubs and other businesses that form the core of the town, but it's all a bit disjointed. My lovely family are the reason for me being here, which is very sustaining. However, I've also bumped in to a few acquaintances and I've been left wondering if I look as old to them as they do to me.
That's the thing when we lose that continuity of contact with people and places. Incremental changes become massive jumps.
Anyway, I'm here for a few weeks so I suppose I'll get used to it. Somehow, though, I can't get this song out of my mind.