Wishing you a happy Christmas

On a mid-week day before Christmas I passed this little tree in the heart of the City of London. It was a quiet day, workers held at home by railstrikes.

The tree stood outside St Helen’s Bishopsgate. The old church (1210 according to its website) is surrounded by the towering hustle of tall, proud, concrete buildings. In this clearing at their feet the green tree, with its ‘merry Christmas’ sign, blinked cheerfully.

I hope it’s still there.

Many, many thanks for your company this year, and very best wishes for a brave and hopeful 2023!


Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas”

Copyright Georgie Knaggs & The Phraser 2022

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London – during lockdown 2020

Four months of lockdown is a long time.

The door has opened slowly over the last few weeks but life still feels strangely slow motion, especially here in the City of London.

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