Back to the big choky smoke. Back to work. Back to the concrete jungle.
London has been different this year. More people out walking and running. More people in the green parks (when they were open). Parts of London like ghost towns. Not as much hustle and bustle. Cafes, restaurants, pubs either closed or quieter than ever before.
The difference in London skies dramatic – no noise and chemtrails from planes. Hearing ecstatic birdsong all over London. Less crowding on public transport. A calm and unusual patience as people queued patiently outside supermarkets waiting for their turn to shop for groceries. Bizarre conversations about the search for toilet paper and paracetamol and alcohol gel – and there was a stage when nobody could get hold of facemasks, whereas now they are littered on every pavement.
People have asked all year – why would we ever go back to the crazy pace of life that we operated at before? Why would we ever do that? The answer for some people is simply – money. Money has been driving us at a horrid frenzied stressful pace. Now, will we be content with less?
2021 is likely to be crunch time financially. I expect governments to do some pretty drastic things. We will have to wait and see exactly what they do. But some of you know what they are going to do already. You have read the book hey!
5 thoughts on “A Very Different Year In London”
It will be interesting, here, to see if we continue with projects like HS2, which are controversial anyway.
Great blog, I do believe some good will come of this pandemic, it has to!
It is interesting to read this, Mel. I know how it is but it’s still fascinating to read it in your words. I also think 2021 will be tough financially, I can’t see how it won’t be.
Sure has been crazy London – the city has been dead!
Eventually change will come. Let’s hope it’s for the better.