Around London in 80 days
In these uncertain times, I need a lifeline and a horizon so I have — somewhat arbitrarily I’ll admit — set a date. April 1st will be my horizon ; my lifeline will be the 80 days separating me from it.
And as I cannot go around the world right now, I give you A Mad Belgian’s “Around London in 80 Days” : eighty impressions of London, eighty stories, places, thoughts from my experience of this wonderfully mad and maddening city.
Day 59: Serendipity
If I had not been staying with our dear family friends Nick & Monty near Tottenham Court Road I would not have discovered this lovely Apricot café, nor would I have become a regular of Covent Garden.
If I had not become a regular of Covent Garden’s Magic Corner, I would not have started to learn magic myself, nor would I have discovered The Angel pub in St Giles.
If I hadn’t discovered the Angel pub I would not have met half of my London friends, nor would I have got that first paid gig at the Oriole cocktail bar with the Boneshaker band.
If I hadn’t played with the Boneshaker Band I would not have met Rupert Gillett and we wouldn’t have started our band “One Voice, One Cello & A Mad Belgian”.