it is a joy not to get pestered by people trying to sell you heather

3 Jun

london 5.19pm 21.7C sunny saturday 2017

today i am feeling the effect of the hay fever. i went out today and took the bus to the library , the route goes through central london to marylebone, and i can feel the throat getting itchy when i was waiting at the bus stop in regent st on the way back. and i was there because after the library i stop off at carnaby st, as there is a food festival going on there.

i went for the free icecream , two kinds, one on a stick, and another as a ball of icecream between two cookies. its quite nice to sit on a bench in the sun to eat it. and just to look at people.

i had seen the weather websites with their warning of high allergy alert but before this day i was not affected. but even with the storms we got recently , it had not stopped the pollen from polluting the air. ah well, i shall have to keep indoors as much as i can. hope the forecast of more rain will keep the pollen under control, at least in central london. remind me not to go walking in the parks.

i dont remember getting hay fever  in previous years. though i realise i tend to forget unpleasant things that happen to me. haha.

but i do know that near where i live, it does not seem very polleny… i noticed i get more hay fever when i am in that stretch of road between marylebone and tottenham court road. it is very dusty and very chocky even when walking along the road there. not sure if it is the heavy traffic or that area is near regent park and the pollen there is particularly heavy… i wonder if it is the traffic that is giving me the discomfort… the dust that it stirs up, and with the dust the pollen.

life in london is very pleasant. it may seem strange to say this, but i do like the fact that u can go about without people pestering you. there seem to be remarkably few beggars around, and i have been walking about the central area of london. i wonder how is that possible. with all the tourists, i would have thought many gypsies and beggars will be plying their trade all along oxford st, regent st, but there is not one…

you normally wont notice this, because the absence of something is something that many of us dont realise… until you go abroad and experience it practically all over the third world countries which u will visit. and not only in third world countries , come to think of it, it happens even in europe, paris for eg, full of beggars who really are very persistent and pick pocketting. but there is none of that in london and i think dare i say it, in the rest of the country too… i mean if london dont have it, it is very unlikely it will happen in other places in uk.

london would naturally be the first place to get anything , as it is a magnet. 

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4 Responses to “it is a joy not to get pestered by people trying to sell you heather”

  1. MELewis Sunday June 4, 2017 at 7:13 am #

    Perhaps not beggars but we noticed a lot of people sleeping on the street in London!

    • alifesgayventure Sunday June 4, 2017 at 7:53 am #

      oh, i forgot about the street sleepers. i guess because by the time i get about they are gone. and i dont go out at night when they might be more apparent.
      used to be they are still sleeping on the green grass around marble arch, loads of them, even at about 11am when i stir myself, but now no sign of them anymore.

  2. Sarah M Sunday June 4, 2017 at 7:48 am #

    They might have stopped the begging in centre of London but if you go just a couple of stops out there are plenty. Camberwell has a lot, Richmond, Peckham and Dulwich. A man pushed me the other day because I wouldnt give him money and all I said was ‘sorry no’.

    • alifesgayventure Sunday June 4, 2017 at 7:57 am #

      looks like the security in central london is discouraging them and they move to the outlying areas. hope they are not getting aggressive in their begging.

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