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24 hours a Londoner


I’ve moved to London now. Over 200 miles from home to a city I love filled with ten million people, of which I know about 15 in total. One of the most expensive cities on Earth whilst working an entry level job. It’s going to be fun, interesting, scary all at the same time.

That’s also the reason there’s been a bit of a silence on my blog, I’ve been busy moving and it’s also been Christmas too. A very busy week if I’ve ever had one.

I want to start a series with a post every now and then collating my thoughts on feelings as I learn to live in this city, starting with my first 24 hours here:

  • Everything is expensive and I fear for its price
  • The snap filters are the local ones instead of the ‘London’ ones and I care about this far too much
  • God, drinks are expensive here. So is food. Why does being in the capital mean that your food costs more???
  • An hour and a half to get across the city? Normal. You can get from central Liverpool to central Manchester way quicker.
  • Buses are so convenient. Tap your Oyster/card and be done with it.
  • There’s plague victim burial sites still about. I don’t know how I feel about that.
  • If Google Maps says the supermarket is a superstore, prepare for it to be tiny because it’s London and there’s no room for supermarkets everywhere.
  • Unless they put them on plague burial sites, or is that unhygienic?
  • The Tube is so convenient, being able to leave the house without checking train times and working around them?! Revolutionary.
  • This city is so full of culture and history, yet I sit here playing Pokemon Go.
  • A famous actor/scriptwriter once owned the house I live in, may he rest in peace, but please don’t haunt me here.
  • This city is expensive, I’ve spent so much today just travelling around. But then again I did go to zone 6 for the first time ever.
  • I wonder if I’ll ever not be completely giddy when I see One Canada Square and the Shard.

There’s my first 24 hours, well more like 30 hours, of thoughts summed up in one neat bundle. I don’t know when the next post will be, but it will assuredly be soon.

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