Kilburn Station, London, UK

Summer is over in London

Summertime in London is strange. After an extremely long and unforgiving winter, residents go crazy as soon as the sun emerges and the weather jumps above 15 degrees. Shirts (and sometimes underwear) come off as those who inexplicably have time to do so during a working day sunbake in Regent’s Park. Those of us less (or more?) fortunate to have jobs spend lunch breaks in … Continue reading Summer is over in London

Zoolander Centre For Ants.

Casualties of my washing machine

Today, I’d like to take a few moments to remember some items of clothing who have been wounded – some fatally, others salvageable – in a battle which started out with hope and ambition. I have just moved into our new apartment. After months of lining up to use a shared washing machine (but not in the morning when people were showering, or at night … Continue reading Casualties of my washing machine

Baker Street tube station, London

Don’t be that guy on the London underground

Tourist, commuter or just passing through London?  Follow this simple guide and you’ll never be on the receiving end of evil glares from your fellow travellers. Don’t be that guy who doesn’t stand to the right of the escalators Don’t be that guy who dawdles and takes up the whole walkway Don’t be that guy who wears his large backpack at (my) head height on … Continue reading Don’t be that guy on the London underground

British street

How to find a home in London

It’s no secret that house hunting in London is not for the feint-hearted. Before you even begin, the task of deciding which area to live in is an endless struggle tossing up safety, proximity to transport links, pubs and cafes, rental costs and a host of other factors. The list of options is infinite and it’s easy to become overwhelmed. I was lucky to be … Continue reading How to find a home in London