Sunday, June 17, 2007
The view from above
Sometimes friends who don't live in London ask me how we cope with living here and having a baby. It's true that there are obvious downsides, but a completely new London has opened up to us since Olive arrived. Neighbours who pre-O maybe gave me a cursory nod on the way to and from work now stop and ask how we are, they know our names and we know theirs. We talk! Before I became a mother I was more used to not making eye contact on the tube. We have made so many new friends since we became parents and actually feel a part of our local community.
We are discovering this new London on foot. This is my view from above. My sweet curly haired beautiful Olive. I love the way she leans forward to take in her view. Now she is older she often twists around and gives me her wonderful wrinkly nose grin. She loves her London life and she is helping me love mine even more.