Spring seems to be flying by so quickly! It was only a few weeks ago that I was saying goodbye to my “gardening leave” and starting fresh in a new full time role.
Since then, our lives have been non stop! (Aren’t they always!)
On the 31st of March, Dan and I joined Tina at Sushi Samba on the 38th floor of the Heron Tower to celebrate what would have been our friend Jake’s 30th birthday. It was a lovely night and I am sure he would have enjoyed it. Dan also got the chance for a photo with some football player… from Chelsea, I think!
A few days later I celebrated my birthday with a wonderful group of people at a Thai restaurant in central London. Being a #typicaljacquiday, I received a message from a girlfriend an hour before the dinner was to begin informing me that our restaurant had been affected by an electrical fire two days earlier and was closed for business. Undeterred, Tina and I quickly re-arranged a new venue and I contacted 16 guests to inform them of the last minute change. It was as if it was all part of the excitement of my birthday!
The following day, and slightly hungover, Dan and I joined four mates on a holiday to Malta in the Mediterranean Sea. You can see photos from our adventure >here<.
Returning to a full week of work, my first full time week this year, was certainly a shock to the system, but refreshing nonetheless. My new role has me working for a large corporation in Canary Wharf (London’s second CBD) as a Communication Manager. I am three weeks in and am finding it busy and enjoyable.
Other than work, holidays and birthdays, we have been continuing to work on our garden in the hope that our hard work will be worth it in the summer.
We miss our family and friends so much that we attempt to fill the gaps with an endless stream of activities and adventures… it seems to be the only way (wink, wink).
But we are very lucky to have found a great number of friends from all walks of life here in London. Recently we have celebrated the Persian New Year with a lovely bunch of artistic Iranians. They are all photographers, freelancers and artists thriving on the variety of life that London has to offer. I enjoyed a sunrise breakfast overlooking London with Tina and friends.
On Saturday night I joined a friend for her birthday drinks at Somerset House and met creatives who blog, teach yoga and create their own clothing. On Sunday we had friends over for a BBQ and wine.
I love that London, and the world in general, still has the ability to surprise me by opening up my eyes to something (or someone) I had not experienced before.
After a season off last year, Dan has started playing rugby league again. He turned up to training on the Tuesday before, bragged to me all week that he was going to score the first try of the season and then, in the first game on Saturday, he did just that. He also scored his teams’ second try and helped them to a victory, 28-12.
As you can see, it has been an eventful month already! But it’s not over