Not all those who wander are lost.

OK so my life in Warrington isn’t TERRIBLE, I know that. But it’s certainly not how I envisioned my life when I left Sydney for 2 years abroad. Now although I miss home like crazy, I have this visa for only 2 years and I want to make the most of it.

I came over planning to move around a bit, maybe Scotland, maybe London, who knows, but I did wanna experience the UK a lot more than I have.  With my job, I actually have the ability to transfer within the company, and that’s what I loved so much about it, I thought “Wow, this is perfect for my plans to travel! Nothing can stop me now”.

My friend posted this link the other day, she’s currently living in London, loving life.

London steals title of best city in the world from Paris

Best city? did you hear that.. that’s a big call! I gotta say.. London and Paris have to be two of my favourite cities, and unfortunately my ‘being an Aussie’ doesn’t allow me to live and work in Europe. So it started me thinking… Maybe London should be my next stop. Why not eh? It’s gotta be more exciting than Warrington! I have a few friends there already, one of my close friends who I’ve known since I was about 4 years old has just informed me she’s moving to London next month. I’m not gonna lie.. London is looking pretty promising… Now all I need to do is convince my boyfriend that moving to London is not a horrible, selfish, stupid idea, and it could actually be an amazing life experience that I will never have the opportunity to do again. Wish me luck 😉

And in the mean time, here’s a few pics to show off some of London’s beauty xx

Oh and p.s. Sydney came 2nd, if you were wondering 😛

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London we meet again

Seeing as my employment was pushed back a week due to pesky national insurance numbers and induction dates I decided to visit london again while I had the time off. Ahh London I love you!

First day predominantly involved a long ass bus ride (mainly due to my lack of planning in advance and last minute train tickets being super expensive) then straight to the pub for beers, meeting a few new people and catching up with old friends, which was a pretty good indication of how the rest of the weekend would go.

Second day was spent looking at the Camden markets, sitting in the sun drinking beers by the canal, seeing a couple of drug dealers get escorted away by the police and a long discussion on the difference between geese and ducks ha. I’ve been told Camden is the “Newtown” of London.. full of colourful personalities and alternative looking people and every second shop being (my fav) tattoo and piercing parlors! must. resist. tempation. Then after that, we moved onto The World’s End for more drinks – a pub with a highly varied collection of music consisting of heavy metal, punk rock, pop, jazz and blues and an equally varied collection of people. After a few hours of drinking, back home for… wait for it.. more beers! AND Pizza! 😀

Day 3 was mainly reserved for sleeping in and being hungover and then out for coffee in Brixton Markets and shopping in Carnaby Street. Then chilling and watching dvd’s for the rest of the night 🙂

The last day I killed time by walking around London by myself being a tourist and revisiting the main attractions, pretty much just to get some pretty pictures for mah blog 😛 Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, the protestors in Parliament Square and then a little stroll across the Westminster Bridge to look at the River Thames and the London Eye. Then Back to Victoria Station for my long bus ride back to Manchester!

London. It’s been fun as always, I hope we meet again soon 😉 x

Camden Markets

Sitting by the Canal is apparently the “in” thing to do in Camden

The World’s End pub

Coffee in Brixton Markets

Carnaby Street shops

Chillin’ out the front of the Buckingham Palace like a loner

Garden’s in front of Buckingham Palace

Big Ben…I know we’ve all seen it before but I couldn’t not take a pic

And lastly! The Thames and the London Eye