Having visited many of the great capital cities in the world I was recently asked which city I like the most. I didn't have to think too hard about that. It's London. Why? Well I love the architecture, history, parks, museums, art gallaries, theatres etc. but most of all I love the people.
There is a myth that Londoners are unfriendly but I have always found this to be totally untrue. This week on TV they showed a clip of a London Bus Driver which just about summed this up for me. He had a bushy black beard and my guess is that, culturally, he came from a middle eastern or Indian background. In a broad cockney accent he said "This geaser got on the bus the other day screaming that we were all going to hell. I told him "no we ain't going to hell mate, we're going to Illford". Multi-cultural, integrated, humourous and friendly, this is the great stuff that our capital city is made of.
Talking of London. Didn't we have a great joyful happening yesterday?! The birth of a new Prince. Isn't it funny how such an event can lift all our spirits? After all, the Royal Family isn't my family or your family but like most of the country we all seem to feel "connected". Why is that I wonder? Sorry, I get a bit philosophical at times. I guess it's just old age. And if your spirits weren't lifted, you're an old commudgion!
Ambrose Bierce - "Politics, n. Strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles."
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