I went to The Tate Modern on Saturday. And the thought crossed my mind, as my main aim is to move to the coast, will I miss London ?. The crowds the hustle and bustle, the history. I love the constantly changing face of London. I was born here, St George's hospital, which is now The Lanesborough Hotel, Hyde Park Corner. I suppose that's where my love comes from. My first breath was real London air. What you would call posh air, although my family were far from posh. So I have had a love of London all my life. The markets at Petticoat Lane and Brick Lane where my Dad used to take me as a boy, an orange and a packet of crisps outside the pub while he had a pint or two inside. You don't see that much anymore, kids outside pubs. So the answer to my own question is yes, I will miss London. But then it will only be a train ride away. By the way the show at The Tate was Gilbert & George, always worth a laugh. Then you come out of the gallery and look across the Thames and there is St Paul's.
Now that's what I call art !.