So seeing as I've moved across the world I decided I should write a blog. Let's hope I keep up to date with it and it doesn't fade in two months, however let's not judge me if you come back to the site and this portion of the website is gone! I've never been known for my writing but let's go for it.
HERE WE GO!!!
Here are a few things I've learned over the last three weeks since moving to London.
London is known as one of the most expensive cities in the world. It's true! Rent here is crazy when you realize you're spending the equivalent of a nice one bedroom in Toronto and all you get here is a room in a four bedroom flat that only has enough room for a twin bed. I have discovered, however that there are some things that actually are cheaper. Let's talk cheese. I don't know about you, but I am a huge fan of it and when it costs me two pounds for a giant block of delicious Beemster gouda, I'm all over it.
Theatre and art in general are way more accessible here. I'm sure I'm not the first to tell you, but museums here are free. Can I just say that one more time? Museums are FREE! Not only that but you can see a show on the West End for twenty pounds. I bawled my face off watching an incredible production of Show Boat and it cost me twenty pounds!!!! I'm trying really hard to space out seeing shows. I have two years to get my theatre fix but let me tell you it's hard.
This brings me to my last thought for today. London and it's people have surprised me. People I'd met over a few days in Abu Dhabi or friends of friends have made it a point to make me feel welcome here. Moving can be overwhelming. My friends can attest to this when I called the day after I arrived in a full "What have I done?" Panic! Trying to set up work visas, banking, accommodations and just plain figuring out the tube can be daunting. I feel so thankful that I have already met some amazing, generous and lovely people who have shown me around and introduced me. Thank goodness my roommate explained "pants" means something different here than it does in Canada...that saved me an awkward conversation I'm sure.
That's all for now.