‘Is a man tired of life’ as the saying goes. I never grew tired of London but you don’t choose where you were born do you?
But you do choose where you live. This is the place in the world I have always wanted to live in and I was very lucky to live there for 4 years.
London is a very energetic city, one where options are always open, where the world is always at your doorstep. A lot of the time I was jumping on planes and travelling the world.
Not far from where I lived.
My dream as a young man was to live in a mews flat. and I did. Brook Mews North, W2.
29B Brook Mews North where I used to live. The “No Parking At Any Time” sign is my doing and it’s still there more than 20 years later.
A classic view of London
I never grew tired of London, which was a constant source of inspiration for me.
One day I had to get back home however. It wasn’t meant to happen like that but circumstances were such that I settled down for good, you know where. Another source of inspiration. A man tired of Paris is also a man tired of life.
As a young man people would ask me in London whether I preferred London to Paris and they would immediately add: ‘of course, you prefer Paris, goes without saying…’ and that used to drive me potty. Much as I like both, people, I prefer London. And the sudden surge of jingoism over there will do nothing to change my mind nor the good memories I have from my time in England.