Okay. This city is seriously cool. I can’t get enough out of my weekends. Despite the little ups and downs, this city is really agreeing with me. So, what is new with me? Glad you asked! New job! I know… so soon… But hey, a girl has to do what is right for her and if it means changing to a job that will be less stressful and allow more freedom to adjust to her new country, so be it. I had to do what I had to do.
Otherwise, things are looking okay. After I start this new job (in a month or so) I will begin to search for a flat in a part of town that agrees with me more. I NEED to feel like I am a part of the London that I moved here to see. I feel so far away from it all where I am located now.
Patience goes a long way in this town and so does personal control. One could literally spend each and every day spending money, over-eating, over-drinking or otherwise indulging on some other illicit activity. As much as I have been able to explore the town, I have dad to hold onto my precious coins that I will need to use to move flats and/or spend on a new work visa. Seriously though, it is really hard when friends are PLEADING with you to go to events, meals or shopping at any given time.
Last weekend was a good example of my difficulty with abstaining from social “stuff”. I went on a tour of a derelict tube station (Aldwych) last weekend, and it was super fun. It has been disused for some time, and the transport museum runs tours of it every so often.
Nowadays the station is pretty much used for films and television shows. For example, V for Vendetta was filmed here, as was some scenes from the show Sherlock, and also the series Selfridges. I highly recommend this tour. It is always nice to see the castles, the expensive department stores and the posher side of London, but sometimes it is the mundane history of this city that can really provoke your emotions.
It was raining quite heavily as we tried to find our way. By the way, if you are coming to London for a visit anytime between mid-May and August… bring a cap if you are at all interested in maintaining a nice hairstyle. London has these itsy bitsy tiny raindrops that don’t warrant the use of an umbrella, BUT will soak you to the bones without even noticing…. just a tip.
Okay, back to the Roman Baths…
I had just enough time to snap this photo before getting kicked out by the security guard. Anyhow, after this little tour of London history, there was some wandering around and a cheap lunch at Pret before heading home. I made the absolute coolest realization as we endeavored to get back home. There is a bus that pretty much drops me at my front door that passes by some of the biggest tourist highlights of the city. At that moment as I watched the tourists snapping photos and soaking in the London air next to various attractions, I realized that I live here and that I was on my way home.