For Chrimbo Adam gave me a book called "Londoners. The days & nights of London now - as told by those who love it, hate it, live it, left it & long for it" by Craig Taylor. After reading the introduction & before reading any more I decided I'd think about what London & being a Londoner means to me. Even though I picked out bullet points I still got a bit carried away so I'll spread it over a few posts so here goes part 1, I'll start with the one thing that I think of straight away when someone says London to me:
~ when you live in London I think you tend to forget what a fab place you're in, so full of history & culture. I try to make sure I take in exactly what it is I'm walking past cos otherwise it's very easy to walk past Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace or St Paul's Cathedral without thinking twice. Sure I miss the views of the countryside but while I enjoy city life Hyde Park, Green Park, Kew Gardens, etc will do for me.
Are you still awake?! That's the end of my first post & I'll post the second half next week (bet you can't wait?! :P)