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January, 2016

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“When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life” said Samuel Johnson in 1777 and to my mind it still applies, although I am not so sure about the following line “for there is in London all that life can afford”!

I was born in London and never tire of it. In fact if I don’t visit there for a while I start to get withdrawal symptoms. Luckily it is less than half an hour away from our home by train. I have recently celebrated a ‘special’ birthday, and as a treat my husband paid for two nights in a hotel which was very central and near to Covent Garden and the British Museum. In the evening we went to a show (there are SO many to choose from), and afterwards we got a taxi to the Ivy restaurant where our daughters were treating us to a meal, which was fabulous. We were hoping to see some celebrities there but unfortunately we didn’t see any, although we did see some very interesting people. At the next table there was a (French?) woman, an older man with a Cockney accent, and a younger well spoken Englishman. The woman spoke entirely in French and the two men spoke entirely in English and they all seemed to understand each other and just conversed in their respective languages. Fascinating!

The following day we went along to Covent Garden and spent some time there and then walked along the Strand and back again and back home early afternoon. All in all it was a great time, despite the weather which was typically British grey winter weather, but that was what we expected in January.

Yes, I would never tire of London although as time goes by unfortunately I find it less and less affordable!

Jennifer Lunn

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