Today it occurred to me that this sunny She Loves London outlook – well, it’s just not truly representative.
I mean, being positive is all well and good, but I know what you’re probably thinking.
Where are the stabbings? The beatings? The drug killings? Why do you ignore all the guns and crime that this beautiful city has to offer?
For a minute I thought I was clearly missing a trick. There’s a hyper-local blog niche for city-wide violence not yet filled by the Mail Online, and I could totally get involved.
But then last week I was scrolling through my Facebook feed and found myself on the receiving end of a string of really depressing London news updates, one after another, like a Misery in the City boxset of gloom. Someone else has it covered.
Bit intense, no?
London is clearly a bit mental underneath all the happy tourists, jaunty-hatted revellers and cultural shindigs.
And naturally, no one could blame you if reading all this violent news put you off your dinner, or diminished your appetite somewhat.
Speaking of which…
Anyone know where I can find some good fish and chips in London?
Oh! Hang on.
Fancy a chip?
Nah. Me neither.
I imagine you can also merge the two trains of thoughts – muggings and fish and chips – and you end up with one common theme. A battering.
(I’ll get me coat)
I’m not going to lie. I was sort of secretly hoping someone would make that connection 😉