My home is in a sleepy little village – living a quiet, almost reclusive, life – where I am lucky if I see three people a week. So when I agreed to go with a friend to London for the day – it came as quite a shock to be amongst a seething mass of humanity. Chel over at Sweetbriar Dreams advised me to go with the flow – in fact, I had no choice. People, people, people – swarming through the streets, filling escalators and lifts – standing nose to nose on the Tube – twenty deep at the road crossings – all nationalities, speaking in different tongues – rushing or ambling – eating as they walked – carrying packages or luggage – it was, to put it mildly, totally overwhelming. Below are some images of a day of contrasts to my normal life.
All very exciting – but oh so tiring – my poor feet are suffering today. All in all, it just confirms the fact that city life is not for me – I was so glad to return to the relative peace and quiet of the countryside with no traffic jams, no bright lights and no people – it was an experience that I wouldn’t want to repeat too often but I’m glad that we went if only to see how the other half lives.
As this will be my last post before Christmas I should like to take this opportunity to wish you all A Very Happy Christmas and thank you for visiting my blog and leaving comments – each and every one of them is appreciated.
Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveller back to his own fireside and quiet home! ~Charles Dickens