This week I have felt uneasy about my commute to work. I travel by bus, train and underground to reach my office in central London. Following the terrorist attacks at the weekend I have found myself being much more vigilant, wary and wanting to avoid large crowds. As much as I do not want these attacks to induce fear in my heart and prevent me from living my life, I am affected. Without meaning to, this week I have avoided travelling by tube during peak hours. My commute has taken a little longer but a plus of this is that I get to crochet more and in all honesty the journey is much more pleasant above ground. No stinky armpits in my face or fellow commuters pushing to squeeze on the train. I am also getting a bit more exercise!
This morning I had a really lovely journey in. The sun was shining brightly and I felt relaxed. I did some more of my gumdrops hat on the train – I could tell people around me were glancing over to see what I was up to and it did give me a warm fuzzy feeling inside! Then I walked via Covent Garden to my office. The first thing to make me smile was the giant Christmas Tree already standing proudly in the square! The Apple Market was already decked out in beautiful mistletoe. As I rounded the corner I came across this:
My photos aren’t great but hopefully you can see that this is a filmcrew surrounding James Bowen and Bob the cat! For those that don’t know, James Bowen was a homeless man who adopted this ginger cat. At the time he was staying at a shelter and the cat appeared with an infected wound. Bowen took the cat in and administered medicine to get him back to tip top kitty health. They forged a strong bond and would travel on the bus together to Covent Garden where he was a busker. The story became famous and there have been books written and now a film being made about his life with this cat! It looks as though I stumbled across the film being shot. Only in London….!!
I then made my way to the office. Safe and sound and without any problems.
I just hope that good will prevail…