Park Life

Brothers and Sisters!!

How are we all? Isn't it lovely here in the UK? Long may the sun shine!

With the imminetent release of the London Lives single (26th May) I thought it pretty fitting to be basking in the sunshine down by Big Ben yesterday afternoon as I watched the London Marathon unfold.It really made me apprecite why I love this city so much and why I am utterly convinced it is the greatest in the world.

Londoners get a lot of stick for being miserable, moody and untalkative, but this is just lazy, sweeping genralisations. Everyone is more than happy to talk to whoever, so long as it is not 7am on the way to work. Of course we have no interest at that time becasue we are no doubt nursing a hangover from the night before becasue spending half your time in a pub is part and parcel of London life. If you think Londoners are moody, it's because you've approached them at a really annoying time! I love how the crowds at the marathon would cheer and shout encouragement to thsoe that were struggling the most. Londoners pull together and want to help out those less fortunate. Which, also leads on to the only place in the world I have been to where you get on a bus or a train and it will be filled with every race, creed, colour, age and sexuality and NO-ONE blinks an eye. NO-ONE cares. NO-ONE takes offence. This city is the most culturely diverse place I have ever been too and I am very proud of that.

And why else is London so amazing? Well, we have the most amount of music shows in the world, providing 32,000 gigs a year. Or 87 shows a day! We have Brixton Academy, the greatest indoor venue in the world. AND we of course have had some of the worlds greatest musical artists come from here.

Not only that but when the sun comes out, (like it is now, the cities parks come to life with booze, barbeques and beat boxes. There is no place I'd rather be, believe!


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