I am always going about Bumpkinsville here – perhaps not too surprising when you consider it is where I live – but I do love the countryside for its wildlife, open spaces and clean air. And am slightly disdainful, if I’m honest, of city life (I did do it for a good few years – I’m not being disparaging with no good cause).
Anyway, I feel I should retract some of my views after having lunch in Canary Wharf the other day. We sat on some grass, surrounded by a few hundred other people, right between the tube station and a shopping center. At this point I was wishing for the Bumpkinsville fields on the Downs, but then this happened:
So there is a bit of Bumpkinsville, even in the city :o)