It might sound a bit of a cliche, but when I first moved to London, one of the questions I'd get asked by people up north was "how do you cope with the beer down there?" as if there was something almost poisonous about the London beers!
Posts about London
Yesterday I shared the first part of a list I wrote about things I like in London. But that was only five things. And if you're doing a ten year celebration you've got to have ten things. It's tradition, or an old charter, or something.
London is many things, and one thing I've noticed it be a few times is frustrating. It's busy, noisy, expensive, smelly... And when you've been stuck in a non-moving tube train for nearly an hour in the middle of summer, you can easily get in a negative mood. But there is more... so much more... that is great about this city. So that's what this post is all about. Thinks I like about London. Here's goes...
It was on 5 October 1999 that I first took my steps into full time employment, as I started my first job in London, having moved to the city a few days before.
If you've been following the Daily Links you'll know that there's been serious problems with the mail in Wimbledon thanks to Royal Mail deciding to "modernise".
During lunch one day a few weeks ago, a colleague was talking about the trepidation of her husband using her car. It was her first car. Her pride and joy. And letting someone else drive it was a big thing. Not that he actually drove - he hasn't even started lessons, however will be learning in the future.
“Wimbledon households contribute the greater part of council tax paid in Merton borough. In mayoral terms, this is taxation without representation.” says councillor Ron Scott.
Is the tube actually getting better? More reliable? Less problematic? Every time you get stuck in a tunnel, the tuts and sighs come out like nothing has changed. So I guess most people would say no.
Yes there are some.
September 2009 marks a rather notable landmark in my life. For at the end of the month, it will be ten years since I first set up home in the capital city of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. But it wasn't my first visit - that was a few years earlier in spring 1996.