Congratulations to me!
One year ago today, I loaded my boxes onto a van and said goodbye to Bracknell – and hello to London.
Yes, it is one year since I moved into my house in Harrow and started preparing for my new life as a web developer. My new life living in London.
I remember that first week well – it was hot, which made moving and unpacking quite a sweaty affair. I had an awesome pork belly lunch on the Friday at The Chapel in Marylebone, with Martin, and then walked around Regent’s Park – enjoying my freedom.
Of course, it didn’t all go to plan with losing my first job, but it definitely worked out well as now I am in a much better role, a real developer job, working in the centre of the excitement, and earning more money than in that role.
Even being unemployed was fine as I was living in London and got to stare at tube trains going past my house – oh the excitement.
Since moving, I have explored quite a bit; Harrow, Camden, Shoreditch, Dalston, Hammersmith, Putney, Wimbledon, Greenwich, London Bridge, Soho, Brixton, Peckham – probably many more areas too – some I knew already, some I barely touched.
There are about 100 things on my to-do list, from restaurants, bars, museums, parks – all kinds of unusual things too. I will eventually get around to publishing my list – it’s also on my to-do list.
Top of my priorities for the next few weeks are, butterflies, robots and art maze – all of which close soon. If anyone wants to join me, you know where I am, though I’ll be quite happy going on my tod.
As Samuel Johnson once said, “When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life”.
I don’t see how I’ll ever be bored here.
Definitely one of the best things that I have ever done with my life.