My Friday Favourite today is London - a city I love although I have never lived there. Maybe it is in my genes since my father was a Londoner and my mother lived there in her 20s. An aunt worked as a nanny to an actress in London when I was a teenager and I used to visit her and spend a few days in London and also later in my 20s when she worked as housekeeper to a family who lived in Brompton Square although I never stayed there. Strangely I visited London more often when I lived in Dorset before my marriage and again now I am living in Somerset than I did when it was just 30 minutes away from our home in Surrey. Always I have a feeling of coming home when I approach the city and although I would not want to live there if I ever won the lottery - not likely since I so rarely buy a ticket - I would buy an appartment there so that I could visit whenever I wanted to and not have to be content with day trips.
According to Wikipedia London is a leading global city, with its strengths in the arts, commerce, education, entertainment, fashion, finance, healthcare, media, professional services, research and development, tourism and transport all contributing to its prominence.... London has a diverse range of peoples, cultures and religions, and more than 300 languages are spoken within its boundaries.
I think it is this amazing mix which makes me love it so and the fact that however long one lived one could never see everything - there is always something new to discover - blogging is a great help here and I have a long list of places and exhibitions I want to see - thank you bloggers!.
I am supposed to be meeting a couple of friends there next Thursday for a visit to the Garden Museum (which I first heard about here and which was then suggested by my friends as a suitable place to meet) so am hoping the weather will have improved sufficiently by then for me to make the journey.
Hope you have a great weekend and to those of you in UK that you manage to keep warm.
PS Have just remembered the name of the stuff we used for chilblains - mentioned on last post here it is: