Joe and his family live in Lewisham, London. Lewisham is an area in south-east London, in the London Borough of Lewisham, centred 9.5 km south-east of Charing Cross. The area is identified in the London Plan as one of 35 major centres in Greater London. As a major centre, Lewisham had a population of 95,041 in 2011. It is an important transport hub for South London, and is one of the borough’s largest settlements.
Joe’s dream finishes in Lewisham’s shopping centre car park.
When Joe and Penny’s divorce is final, he gets what is called a decree absolute. The decree absolute is the legal document that ends your marriage. He also mentions decree nisi, which is an order by a court of law stating the date on which a marriage will end unless a good reason not to grant a divorce is produced.