So, at the dawn of this new year, what signs are guiding you along your way? Do you have clear directions for the year ahead?
I thought it might be fun to share with you some of the signs I've noticed out and about in London.
Of course, we all appreciate any extra help we can get crossing the road, when traffic flows opposite from what we are used to in the US.
And if you're walking down a corridor, you should definitely walk like they drive: on the left side!
And to survive in London, here's the one sign you will depend on every single day--the Tube Map, helping you get from here to there.
I've noticed the British, in their very polite way, always respectfully make requests,
and even make fun suggestions about how to behave while socializing outside a pub.
Always polite, even when mentioning something distasteful!
Here are a few fun ones I've laughed at along the way: Get Your Butties Here,
and this reminder I've shared with you before about priorities.
Sometimes signs can be found in unusual places,
or offering amenities on a cold winter day.
Street signs can leave you wondering,
like this one in my neighborhood. Just who and what is St. Loo--I can only surmise, because I find nothing about its origin online.
But if there really was a Saint of Loos, I'm sure he would be the one passing out these Loo of the Year Awards.
And along that same vein, watch out for slippery walls if you decide to try and climb in without invitation to this toilet.
Warning signs abound throughout London and surrounding areas--watch out for those pedestrians,
and the old bags!
And be especially careful about those free range children running loose!
Some signs are a bit more ominous--enter "dead" slow, to drive home the point!
And I've always found this sign not far from our home a bit ironic if you think about it!
Sad to say, we see these signs fairly regularly at tube stops. Disturbing, don't you agree?
Now I certainly don't want to close on such a depressing thought, so consider this deep and philosophical question as you are reflecting on the new year and making your resolutions.
What if the Hokey Cokey really IS what it's all about?
Yes, my American friends, you always thought is was the Hokey Pokey, but here in England, it's really the Hokey Cokey, mind you!
Now put your right foot in and your right foot out!