The Story

Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road.

After today’s freezefest, I’m very much looking forward to summer starting in three weeks.

After today’s freezefest, I’m very much looking forward to summer starting in three weeks.

I used this card a grand total of 0 times. That pretty much sums up how not living in London for the past nine months has been for me.

I used this card a grand total of 0 times. That pretty much sums up how not living in London for the past nine months has been for me.

Summer

Summer fashion trends that need to die quick:

  • Flip flops with jeans
  • Sport sunglasses when not playing sport
  • Short sleeves shirt with all the buttons done up
  • Too long shorts
  • Too short shorts
  • The surfer look…when nowhere near a beach
  • The surfer look…when near a beach, but not surfing
  • Beanie wearing
  • Ripped t shirts
I’ve been to a few film screenings on London rooftops before but never like this. Hot Tub Cinema will have to be experienced.

I’ve been to a few film screenings on London rooftops before but never like this. Hot Tub Cinema will have to be experienced.

Clapham

Today I woke up in Clapham. Even though this has happened a few times since I left last November, last night was the first time that it was a planned stay over, and not the usual crashing on someone’s sofa after a night out kind of stay over. This morning I stood on platform 10 at Clapham Junction waiting for a train to take me into Waterloo, a routine that I had done every weekday for the two years I lived there. It felt strange doing it again. If you had asked me just after I quit my job and moved home whether I would be happy with myself if, in seven months time, I would be back at this station catching a train to go back into my old job, I probably would of said no, not at all. But strangely, I am. Even though I wanted to give it all up, I was incredibly fortunate to of lived in that/this part of London, and have the job that I had/have. I don’t see it as a step back, but more of a revisiting of better times. I’m not someone who finds themselves ever being content in a routine but things right now are pretty good. Come November I will be spending six months doing a full lap of this wonderful planet that we live on. It goes without saying that it’s something I’m incredibly excited to be doing, but knowing that the months leading up to it are being spent more productively than just counting down the days to my departure puts an all mighty smile on my face.

Weather

It can be hard keeping hold of a good mood when sitting next to a window in this weather. But then you remember you’re currently in the process of deciding which Thai island you want to spend Christmas on this year and all is quickly forgotten.

The Knowledge

Being stopped in the street and asked directions to a street you don’t actually know the location of is a quick fire way to lose all the London points you’ve accumulated over the years.