Gladiator has been one of my mums favourite films since forever, well at least since 1999 when it came out! It’s the first film that she got up in the middle of the night for, so that she could watch The Oscars (and started our tradition of getting up to watch it live) and she screamed so loud when Russell Crowe won, that she woke me up. However one of her biggest regrets in life is that she’s never seen it on the big screen.
Covent Garden has always been one of my favourite places to visit whenever I was in London (it is now only rivalled by the Olympic Park for the top spot!) and more recently I’ve discovered Seven Dials, which I also love, so when I was walking through the dials on the day of the tube strike and spotted they were holding a festival, I knew that I needed to go.
Today sort of crept up on me and to be honest, it was one thing that I hadn’t thought about before I moved to London, tube strikes!
Almost a year, as I was starting to become the cycling nerd that I am today, I came to London to watch the Tour of Britian and my friend Louisa told me that the following summer, I would have to come back and visit again so that I could help her out at the Ride London event (a 100 mile amateur cycling event followed by a 124 mile ride for the professionals), where she would be running a cheer station through her job with a national deaf children’s charity. Continue reading “RIDE LONDON”
Before making the big move, looking for a house, was actually one of the things that didn’t worry me so much. Everyone kept telling me that there are so many properties available and that you can move in so quickly, that I wouldn’t have a problem finding somewhere and in the end, this was in fact true, however there was a crappy bit in the middle when it didn’t feel quite so much like it! Continue reading “WELCOME TO BALHAM”
So the last two weeks have gone by in a bit of a blur, to put it mildly! I was hoping to write more but with the whole new job, finding a house, settling in thing, it just hasn’t been possible, so I’m going to try and sum up the highlights as best as possible. Continue reading “A whole new world”
Today was a day that I’ve been waiting to happen for the last 10 years or so, ever since I decided that one day, when I’m grown up, I want to live in London. Well today, that day finally came and I boarded a train with my suitcase and a one way ticket to the big smoke. Continue reading “The Big Move”