One Year

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So this week I have now been living in London for One Year. Craziness. Some thoughts about my time so far:

  • I love living in Islington, it is buzzy and there are people and a park
  • I like the bus better then the tube
  • TV is really not very good here
  • I like my local pub the Duke of Cambridge
  • It is great that there is so much thai food options in the grocery store. I love green curry
  • Going to the movies here is expensive 13.50!
  • I like being able to go to the continent for weekend breaks
  • The winter here SUCKS! the sun goes down at 3:30 it is terrible
  • I am glad I found a car service that will take me to heathrow for 30 pounds
  • I have a great farm share
  • I find it weird that eggs are just sitting out - but I am getting used to it
  • I HATE my shower it sucks to have to hold it over my head
  • I am starting to say words like tube, brilliant, proper, sorted, etc
  • Still no accent
  • I miss my kitties
  • I still feel sometimes that I am on vacation
  • I get lost a lot still - but I think that is what makes this place fun

Things I still need to work on:

  • Need to get to the gym WAY more often
  • Possibly should buy a bike so I can get around better 
  • I need to go to the TATE more often
  • I need to do more continent weekend breaks
  • I should really try to see more of the UK then just London
Overall it has been a really hard year, but I think I am getting used to things here and I do love this city. It is hard not to.



3:30 sunset sounds like the worst thing ever. I had no idea. The shower thing is also crazy, I don't understand how Europeans do it. Showering is the most important part of the day. You should get a kitty! They are priceless. I still get lost in DC and I've lived here nine years ...


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I think about it almost every day, mostly because I don't go to bed without looking at least once a day at LOLCats. I miss Olivia as well.