It’s the first day of autumn today and I can’t help but feel that we somehow missed out on summer this year. We went from a European winter to spring, then to Australia for the winter and now we are back in London. How did that happen?!
Not that I am complaining! We have just spent an amazing 10 weeks in our home country, Australia. And to be honest, a Brisbane winter isn’t really much different to a cool London summer. You can check out some photos from our Aussie trip here.
It was such an amazing time with friends and family, but now it is time to get back to reality…
We have only been back in the country for 5 days, but already we have jumped straight back into London life. On Saturday we attended the Bond in Motion exhibition at the London Film Museum. It is the official exhibition of James Bond vehicles that feature in the renowned film series and awesome, even for those who may have only seen a couple of the films!
We then shared some laughs with friends during some fantastic Aussie comedy at the renowned Soho Theatre. Dan and I were lucky enough to score free tickets after I interviewed Luke McGregor and Steen Raskopoulos for the Australiantimes.co.uk. I met both of these hilarious gentlemen after their shows and was very impressed. Me and Steen:
But London life isn’t all fun and games…
Daniel started work today at the company that has sponsored him to stay in the UK. It is a job he started in 2012, but as he was walking out the door he said that it felt like the first day of school. But I suppose 3 months off work will do that to you!
On the other hand, I am still in bed, online and applying for jobs and searching for a new place to live. We are currently staying with some very generous friends in south east London (near Greenwich) until we can find a room of our own.
Even though we are entering our third year of living in London, it seems different some how.
When we arrived bright eyed and innocent in August 2012, we had no idea what to expect. We had no idea that Dan would struggle to find work in his field for the first 11 months. We were unprepared for the number of nights every week we would spend out, at after work drinks, trying out a fancy new place to eat, at the theatre or a show, and enjoying all that London has to offer. We didn’t think that we would want to stay past our two year “working holiday”.
We got sucked into London life and we still managed to travel for almost 6 weeks of every year. So when the offer to live in London for longer presented itself, we would have been foolish to turn it down.
This time it isn’t just a working holiday. This time we are here to make the most of our opportunity to work and establish careers in London. And to tick off adventures on our bucket list that we didn’t have time to do last time. I am already planning our next adventure – perhaps I should get a job and find us a home first…
It is a very exciting time for us as we embark on the next chapter of our lives in London! Wish us luck!