London's secrets

 Dropping slowly the plane arrived at London airport:

- Your name Sir?

That’s when the big explaining began. Appeared that the middle-aged person was originally from the folded in mist and disreputed country - Bulgaria. His name was so long that the customs officials made him spell it several times. The strange Bulgarian name was Rosomir Ganev Balkanski.

 But this is just a small piece of the beginning of a complicated procedure which pursues every “Eastern man” at his arriving in United Kingdom.
 Our hero passed by the customs control and little dizzy found himself under some big billboards on Piccadilly square.
 The provincial was going into raptures over the big city when a voice interrupted his numbness:
 -Rosomir, Rosomir!
 On a sunny park bench was standing one old familiar to Rosomir - citizen of the Czech Republic with the canorous Slavic name Jaroslav Shveik.
 After some hugs and formalities the Bulgarian and the Czech started to chat about the reasons which brought them to that remote city.
 Mister Balkanski told that recently have sold his father’s 200-years old house built in the pretty village Mindja. The buyer was an Englishman. With the received sum he came true his dreamt trip to the U.K. But his real intentions were to find job in the British capital. Then Jaroslav shared that he arrived in London when the Czech Republic was admitted to the European Union. In contradiction from his native country where he worked as hydro-engineer, in London he started work as plumber.
 Yeah, a plumber but in the British parliament! And exactly that institution was searching for a person who would attend to the heating system. That was a big chance for Mr.Balkanski.
 European Union, European Union - here he comes - the European parliamentary man! He started work at the sacral date - November 7th.
 Why “sacral”? Crossing the threshold of the steamshop he immediately noticed something strange. The work plant was normal. The thing that attracted his attention was the steam-boiler. It was an ordinary steam-boiler but unusually it was “Made in USSR”.
 As a typical Bulgarian Rosomir progressed fast with the Russian machine and was preferred to the rank of master. After long investigations Rosomir learnt more about the Russian machine. It was brought during the “Cold war” in the 70’s during exchange of agents of MI5 and KGB.
 The most epochal disclosure was when Rosomir found a strange mechanism. That device wasn’t used by anyone.
 Mr. Balkanski, of course, with his engineering mind and Eastern intuition comprehended that it was an installation for distillation of alcohol. After that discovery he could make brandy (vodka, gin, whiskey… whatever). The problem was the supplying of materials (sugar and fruits)…

That became the BIG QUESTION which tortured every single day Rosomir Ganev Balkanski

                                                                                                                                                   To be continued…………