1 Year Later…

Hello London! Hello Toronto! Helloooo world!

I have officially been in London for over a year now!! Wow, time flies faster than the Victoria Line! So, after an unnecessarily long hiatus, I think I blog post is in order. I’ve got a whole lot of catching up to do since my last post, so I will try my best to relay the highlights. (This would have been so much easier if I had stored all my memories in a pensieve). Nevertheless…

*takes deep breathe*

Job:

First things first, back in March, a said a rather remorseless goodbye to the not so wonderful world of catering and events, and began a new job doing admin/reception at a law firm in the City of London – corporate as can be. Although this may sound like your typical bored-off-your-face office job, it’s actually been quite good! And for the first time in my life, I have weekends off woooo! Working on weekends is definitely not the one. Oh, and the view from my desk is alright I guess…

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Flat:

Back in June I bid farewell to beloved Camden Town, and moved into a new flat in Old Street. I couldn’t really ask for a better location. I now walk to and from work everyday, so I thankfully avoid the utterly excruciating rush hour commute on the Northern line. Not to mention, I save heaps of £££ because TFL be pricey as hell.

Excursions & Holidayz

Amidst the busy weeks of London life, I have managed to squeeze some fantastic excursions and holidays in:

Leeds in April for a weekend filled with beer, banter, and irn broons.

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Royal Ascot in June for some classy, yet so very unclassy horse races and some quality time with Queen Lizzy.

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Croatia in June for some breathtaking scenery, beach chillz, and hard core Game of Thrones tourism ft. a photoshoot on the “Shame” steps.

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Brighton in July for some more beach chillz, fish and chips, and the swiping of my oyster card (pun definitely intended – I ate my first oyster).

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Cork in August to visit a friend and take in the glorious green Irish countryside.

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Stockholm in November for another mini-exchange reunion! Woot woot!

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Visitors

I am extremely fortunate to have had some very special visitors over the summer. Shout out to Hally Charedoff, Jamie Baranek, Emma Hoffman, Kerry Mendelsohn, Echo Box-Chavez, and Laura McVey for taking the time to see little old me in big old London 🙂

Homecoming

Breaking news: You may find this hard to believe, but for our office Christmas party, our firm is flying everybody to New York for a weekend at the beginning of December. Say wutttt?!? Now that’s what I call a ~work perk~! No complaints or ragrets whatsoever. So since I’m already getting a free flight to New York, I figured I might as well extend this into a holiday and go home to Toronto for 10 days. So look out Toronto, I’m coming for ya!

Officially a Brit

For my co-worker’s leaving-do (lol that was so British of me), we did the most British activity ever. My boss took us clay pigeon shooting in Hertfordshire, full on Downton Abbey/Made in Chelsea style. You basically shoot a gun at a flying target ver and over again and it is very entertaining indeed. I am not a very skilled shooter unfortunately, but it was good fun! Furthermore, I have never seen so many quilted vests in my life.

Some other highlights have included…

Queuing to get into a queue to get into THE QUEUE at Wimbledon and failing miserably

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Seeing the play “Photograph 51” starring the one and only Nicole Kidman

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Going to the One Direction concert and the Gavin Degraw concert

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Watching the Blue Jays at the Canadian pub along with every other Canadian in London

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Eating this pizza.

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Sigh, I miss that pizza.

Thanks for tuning in folks! See ya next time on Bethany’s UKrazy Adventure!

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