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London is nice and sunny.  After a few miserable weeks, spring has finally arrived here. That said, something else has arrived in London too.  When I look around, love is simply everywhere. It started when I was taking a stroll in the in the park and saw a superb peacock wheel. My daughter asked me what this was all about. I explained that the peacock was trying to impress a peahen. The said peahen didn’t seem too impressed, but I am sure that everything will be all right in the end. The peacock was trying very hard indeed.

It continued at the airport, where I was picking up my older daughter. The guy standing next to me was waiting for someone with a bunch of red roses. How romantic! What is going on?


Everywhere I go, there is a couple kissing or looking at each other as if the world around them didn’t exist anymore. This can be quite annoying, because you can easily be blocked by such a couple passionately kissing in the middle of the pathway. Maybe I am just a bit jealous. Or simply older. Becoming more cynical is probably part of the aging process, right?

When I was walking on High Street Kensington, a young man started kneeling in the middle of the street and took his fiancée’s hand. I couldn’t believe it. I would be so embarrassed if I were the fiancée. I don’t know what she said, I just walked faster to continue to run my errands.

Who said that the British were less demonstrative?  Is it me, or are British men quite romantic? I don’t remember seeing things like these in France. Don’t get me wrong French men seem to look at women in a very sexually explicit way (see here for my last experience of Paris), but I don’t remember seeing romantic demonstrations there. Maybe I forgot.

Spring is definitively here, and there is nothing like a ray of sunshine in London to cheer you up!

Muriel – A French Yummy Mummy In London
  • Carolina HeartStrings

    What a lovely post. And all this in London? Shocking! 🙂

  • Suerae Stein

    I think people tend to feel more alive and appreciative when the weather turns from cold and dreary to warm and sun soaked. Perhaps that leads to more romance as well? I hope it lasts!

  • Ann Mullen

    You can only see sights like these if you walk and don’t drive around everywhere. Thanks for an insight for a sight that see it not I might. Sorry. I am in a funny mood–it must be spring.

  • Metropolitan Mum

    I know this guy and I know where he lives. He tried to bite me in the bum the other day. Bloody peacocks.

  • MuMuGB

    Bloody peacocks indeed. That’s probably because they know you well. They never tried to bite my bum (just yet!). Maybe I should be more careful next time.

  • MuMuGB

    It must be spring indeed. I used to go everywhere by car, but I try indeed to walk more. It must be the last post from Roy!

  • MuMuGB

    I hope it lasts! That said, spending a good moment in the sun is more than enough, don’t you think?

  • MuMuGB

    All this in London indeed…How cool is it? You can never get tired of London!

  • MuMuGB

    I hope that it spreads too! It is just a pleasure to watch!

  • MuMuGB

    Roy, as thanks to you I am walking more and more, I will indeed keep watching…whether I like it or not!

  • jpagemanuel

    Those sticky-gooey displays can surely cause me to go in two ways — annoy the hell out of me, or cause me to sigh and smile and feel hopeful and young once again. I’m tempted to give details about my British ex-bf but maybe better not to. Suffice to say that he did certain things in public that caused me to feel a bit embarrassed although at the same time, I found them sweet and endearing. 😉

  • Haha I’ve never found British men romantic, but people can change!