Sometimes life is very kind indeed.
I went into London for a haircut on Thursday morning, but when I hopped off the tube there was a message from the salon saying that my stylist had called in sick, and could I see someone else an hour later.
Could I sit for an hour in the sun, with a second breakfast? Sure I could.
Could I have a wander around Covent Garden market, watching people set up their stalls and admiring the colourful Olympic flags hanging from the roof? Sure I could.
Could I walk up and down Long Acre, window-shopping and peering up at the bunting? Sure I could.
Could I find some funky street art in Neal’s Yard? Hell yes!
The atmosphere in Central London is wonderful just now. The sunshine helps, but so too do all the excited people on their way to watch Olympic events. The pride and excitement – of spectators from every country – is infectious.
On the train into St Pancras, I was sat opposite a very sweet older couple, who were wearing matching Team GB t-shirts. The man was peering intently at a map, and the woman was double-checking how many homemade foil wrapped sandwiches she had in her tote bag. When they got off the train just in front of me, they headed straight towards one of the pink-vested Olympics volunteers, who pointed them in the right direction.
DorkyDad and I haven’t got tickets to any events, but my one morning in London has still left me with a good feeling about the whole thing. It made me smile to see how well things were working, and pleased that the predicted transport chaos doesn’t seem to have materialised.
I feel like I’ve had my Olympic moment. The fact that I got a new haircut as part of the deal is just a happy bonus.
Sounds and looks like a lovely hour 🙂
What a gift – or so many gifts wrapped up so nicely. I, too, am envious of the spirit in London now and wish I’d paid more attention. Glad you got to do that – and loving the new look!
Some very lovely pics there. I love Covent Garden
love it all….the pics and the haircut 🙂
Love this post – it’s made me feel very happy 😉
Sounds like a lovely morning. And I love the hair!
It is just the best isn’t it! I can’t believe the main Olympics are almost over, looking forward to the Paras though
As always I love your words AND your pictures. Nice haircut by the way x
Lovely, just lovely, what a fabulous time you had just soaking up the atmosphere. Your photos, as ever, are great. I’m going to feel rather sad when its all over! This won’t happen again in our lifetime!
loving your Olympic hairtcut glad you got a YOU day in London wandering round with photie eye capturing the summer of 2012
Love the pics and the haircut!
Such a lovely atmosphere in London these past few weeks, I hope it lasts.
How lovely! This is just why I love London!
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