I think I’m getting used to the cold now. Sometimes – and this is where I show my true stripes as a always-look-on-the-bright-side kinda girl – it’s even nice to leave home when it’s sub-10 degrees Celsius because it really perks you up in the morning. Really.
That’s not to say that I want to live through another northern hemisphere winter any time soon – you get so little sunlight and everywhere you look you see a lot of unhappy faces. It’s so obvious that people are hanging in there, trying to make it through the cold winter months because summer is only a few months away (or so you keep telling yourself).
By about 4pm the sun starts to come down and by 5pm is feels very much like night already…and then it feels like it’s time to go home to a centrally-heated house. And because the sun sets so early, it means I get to take lots of great night photos, which were actually taken at about 5pm.
Soho is where Londoners come out at night to play…it’s a really cool area with lots of quirky shops, record stores and restaurants. It also has a bad rep as a seedy area because of the sex shops, gay clubs etc – but in all honesty, King’s X at home feels a lot dodgier.