As I started work today I couldn’t believe it was the start of November, once Firework night is over this weekend it wont be long until Santa will be coming to town! Very exciting!! Driving around London at the moment I’ve noticed slowly all the shops and streets are putting up their Christmas decorations. I do Love this time of year!
My first job of the day was a young lady from Farringdon going to the city. As I made my way to the city, I heard the lady in the back scream!!! I looked in the mirror to see what was wrong and ask her “are you ok?” She shouted at me “Arrrrrah no im not ok I just poked myself in the eye with my eye drops.” Ouch I bet that was painful! I felt so bad for the lady she kept holding her eye saying it hurts and it keeps watering. When we got to the city she asked me to drop her at Liverpool street station she wanted to go to the NHS walk in clinic to get a doctor to check her eye. I really hope her eye is ok, I will be thinking of her all day now! What a bad start to the morning!!!
I then picked up a man straight away from Liverpool street station going to Wapping, he started talking and he seemed a really nice friendly guy….he was asking how my day was going and all about my job. He then started reading his book and went quiet, about 5 minuets later he said “can I ask you a question for a survey im doing at work” he then went on to ask me “What do you think the human brain is for?” I couldn’t help but giggle, it was the most random question and I didn’t know the answer. I really didn’t want to answer so I just said “I think the human brain is for thinking!!!” haha! He told me it was an interesting answer. When he got out I was left so confused i could have gone home there and then!
From Wapping I picked up a guy going to Canary Wharf, lucky enough he was on the phone all the way. I didn’t need anymore eye accidents or random questions today haha.
Making my way back from Canary Wharf I got caught in lots of traffic, when I finally got back central I picked up a lady from Shoreditch going to Lincolns Inn field. My next job I picked up a lady from Kings Cross station going to the city, we got talking and it turns out she’s going for a job interview. She was telling me how nervous she is and how she has lost her confidence because it’s so hard to get a job these days. So I decided to give her a mini interview in the cab I asked her what her strengths and weaknesses are, I know you always get asked in an interview! She answered them very well, I told her if it was up to me id give her the job. I hope that helped her confidence bless her. I will be keeping my fingers crossed she gets the job.
Its half term this week and whilst driving around I’ve noticed a lot of kids with their parents visiting all the popular landmarks, you can really have a great day out in London with the kids. I would recommend a visit too Madam Tussaud’s, the London Dungeons and all the museums are great to visit aswell.
I picked up a man in the City going to London bridge on the way he asked me to stop off at the new change shopping centre in Cheapside. He told me to wait 5 minuets, when he came back he had three shopping bags. He told me he had just brought his wife two pairs of shoes and a new leather jacket. I asked what the occasion was, he just said oh no occasion she’s such a good wife I like treating her. Now I’ve never heard that before haha. I couldn’t praise him enough, I said you sound like the perfect husband haha. I would defiantly be a good wife if I thought I was getting new shoes too haha. She’s one Lucky lady hey girls…..
As I drove to Waterloo I picked up a mother and daughter going to Bayswater, they were very glamorous. When we got talking it turned out the daughter was a model and had just been to an audition. As I dropped them off I made my way to Paddington where I picked up two Italian couples going to a hotel in Mayfair. On the way we got talking and they are over for a long weekend. They asked me a good Italian restaurant to go on Saturday night. This was an easy question i could answer, my favorite Italian is Little Italy in Soho. It’s a great place… it has great good, drink, service and a fantastic atmosphere. It turns into a bar with great music later in the evening. I highly recommend it especially on a saturday night and for a special occasion. Please see below 3 other Italian restaurants I recommend.
I Picked up a smart guy from Mayfair wanting to go to the back of Harrods. He was really friendly and asked me how my day was going and if I had been busy. We chatted half the way there, then he put his head phones and was listening to his music. He seemed a very nice man. As we got to the back of Harrods we were in a one way street and he asked me to stop, it was hard to pull over because there were a lot of cars parked but I found a little space and dropped him off. He got out and said thank you then shut the door and walked off. I was a little confused at first because I couldn’t see the money in the tray, my first thought was that it fell through the money hole so I looked around in the front and I looked in the back. When I looked down the street to see if I could still see my passenger, he was running around the corner and then he was gone. I couldn’t believe I had just had my first ever runner, I was confused at first because he had the cheek to say thank-you and good-bye to me. I felt a little angry and upset after, it had nothing to do with the money itsmore the principle and to think that someone can just do that. I suppose not everyone is as nice as you think and its my first runner in two and a half years in the job. I wasnt going to let it get me down, so I carried on with my day but I will be looking out for that man in the future haha!
My 4 recommended Italian restaurants in London:
Little Italy – 21 Frith street W1D 4RN www.littleitalysoho.co.uk
Ciao Bella – 86-90 Lambs conduit Street WC1N 3LZ www.ciaobellarestaurant.co.uk
Santore Restaurant – 59-61 Exmouth Market EC1R 4QL
Antonio’s Ristorante – 137 Upper Street N1 1QP www.antoniosristorante.co.uk