We have arrived in London and the first thing, remembering that I once lived here for many years, that I am completely surprised by, is just the sheer size of it. It is MASSIVE, as they seem to say here, just bloody enormous. Why it is NOT split into three different cities, just to give, inept, crying on the side of the road, lost in a hire car, trying hopelessly to find a new part of London, navigators, like myself, more of chance, I do not know!
After having recovered from my initial horror or disbelief, at the replacement of the old familiar, multiple memory conjuring, ye old reliable, Black, London taxi – cab’s, to their new overly rounded, cartoon look-a-like, inbred cousins, which I am sure are way more environmentally friendly, but just look so like a once athletic like man, that has now grown man -boobs and has lost all sign of his once buff and powerful frame. Anyway, I was able to put all the aside and instantly regain my MASSIVE, as they say here, respect for the rare and extraordinary breed that is not only legendary, but one of kind, the extraordinary and unique creature, that is ‘The London Cabby’. Who, in a matter of minutes, dried up all my tears, with a e – bay sale worthy, hand drawn map, of just how to find my way back, after too long away, from a city I once knew.