Tales of a City Girl

Five of the Londoners you’ll know

Ah London. What a beautiful melting pot of cultures and activities. A place to fall in love with. A place to realise dreams. A place to be whoever YOU want to be. A place of diversity. But despite all of this poetry, a place where you are almost  guaranteed to meet all of these people.

1. Adults on scooters

I know some people are riding them to keep up with their children, who also have scooters, which is OK, if you’re doing it so your kid doesn’t whoosh into a road. But not all scooter-drivers are doing it for this reason – I’m talking the grown man kind, who probably has a bell he is going to use when he comes up behind you.  Oh silly me, I forgot I was on a cycle track for scooters. Oh wait, I’m not. I’m on a pavement.

2.People who don’t know how to move up seats

Looking for a seat on a bus? Or a train maybe? These aisle-hoggers will act like you’ve asked them for their remaining kidney when you move to take the window seat, moving their legs the minimal amount so you have to squeeze past. Just move up when you get on – don’t be one of these people.

3.The smug busy-ies

The ones you have to book three months in advance because they’re just soooo busy. Everyone’s busy but their busyness is beyond anything you can comprehend. They will regularly complain about how busy they are and how constantly on the move they are.  But secretly they love it, they just want you to ask them about it. Lots.

4.The brunchers

Screw breakfast. Sod your lunch. The brunchers are out every weekend in the Riding House Café and such-like Instagramming eggs and debating avocados. I kind of love the brunchers to be fair.

5. The bloggers

Sorry, we’re everywhere now.

About me

I'm Florence and I like to write.

When I'm not writing about pensions and mortgages in my day job, I write about my life in London, in which I cannot afford a mortgage even if I sold off a kidney, and I've still got another 40 years at least before I can access my pension.

I'd say I'm an ordinary girl looking for an extraordinary life, but clichéd phrases really annoy me.

Read my blog to find out more about my pet hates; and more on the places and things I love. And if you want to, please feel free to contact me with article ideas or feedback.