...and a plaintive song.The city is full of contrasts. That's what makes it so stimulating.
I had a psh coffee (in The Ivy no less). I was just being nosy really, but it was so glitzy and blingy that I could hardly find my way around with the lights, nirroors, glass, reflections and pattern everywhere. But the coffee was very nice and the ladies' room amazing.
When I came back out onto the street a middle aged violinist was playing a slow and poignant rendition of 'I Did It My Way' which cut to my heart. I always take coins in my pocket when I go to the city. The street musician was better value than the coffee.
One of the restaurants had pink plastic blossom all round the tables, and Christmas decorations all round the windows.
I bought a candle in The White Company and a notebook in Poundland.
And an afternoon without thinking about the news.