Ode to the city dwellers.

Shout-out to the Londoners. 

The ones who wear suits and carry briefcases stuffed with papers, who have work phones and read the Evening Standard. 
The ones that commute in every day, and never complain about a fatality delaying them as they get their usual trains home to their precious families. 
The ones who trek far and wide for their perfect lunch break. 

The ones who make full use of that cafe on the Strand for important meetings. 
The ones who tweet photos of the sunrise from their office windows. 
The ones who decorate their desks with photos and bunting, and bring in birthday cake for their colleagues...even though the rule is for them to get their own.
The ones who have 7-7 shifts most days but still go to work socials every other night to network, connect – and get to know the people they share desks with. 

Shout-out to the Londoners.

The ones who fearlessly go on dates in central on Saturday night despite living in zone 5.
The ones who acknowledge the buskers in the tiled corridors of the underground stations.
The ones who press the buttons at crossings and wait patiently for the green man.
The ones who cycle everywhere – god, you're brave.
The ones who have tattoos peeking out from under sleeves, shining bold and bright beneath pairs of tights.

Shout-out to the Londoners. 

The ones who say everywhere in central is within walking distance; that the city is simply a mash-up of a thousand villages. (They're usually right)
The ones who people-watch, sitting outside Kings Cross with nowhere to go and time to kill, a heavy suitcase at their feet and a light heart bouncing in their chest.
The ones with bright hair that sort of yells at you, and eyeliner flicks that definitely intimidate you.  
The ones who look up and see the tops of buildings. Who daydream about living above an erotic book shop on Tottenham Court Road. 

Shout-out to the Londoners.

The ones who let me stay overnight, to whom I can only offer bottles of wine or packs of cigs as a thank you. 

Shout-out to the Londoners. I love seeing you when I visit. You're all rather extraordinary. I hope I can be one of you someday. 


  1. Lovely post and amazing blog redesign, love it!

    Mel ★ http://www.meleaglestone.co.uk

  2. This is ever so lovely! It's almost making me feel as though I'm sat in a coffee shop, just people watching all these individuals.

    Meg | Elmpetra

    1. Thank you, my darl. You're the loveliest. People-watching is so exciting - in a cafe, on a station platform, even from the backseat of a car! xo


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