London Life Lessons


This week’s update should perhaps be more aptly titled Dublin Life Lessons as the Irish capital is where I’ve spent the last four days drinking, eating, smiling and exploring. But alas, I’m now back in London, back to reality and so full of delicious food that I am determined never to eat again. What can I say – it’s been a tough life this week.

Here were the highlights:

  • St Patrick’s Day. Obvs. We wore green, novelty shamrock glasses and made new friends to a soundtrack of proper Irish music. More on what it was like to cross this experience off my bucket list to come over the next week.
  • Driving for the first time in almost a year. Oh, the call of the open road! Selling my car when I moved to London was the moment when I truly realised that I was leaving home. I’ve also spent the best part of my last five years in media living and breathing all things auto. As much as I love the Tube and love my increased fitness brought on by the London commute, I’d forgotten how nice it was to be behind the wheel, controlling the destination and not at the mercy of TFL. Note to self: must plan more road trips.
  • Reading Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín I know, I’m late to the party. Regardless, this book broke my heart in all the right ways – it’s so beautiful, measured and such an honest portrait of expat life. I loved every second of it.

Here’s to a fantastic week and very happy Easter weekend ahead! x

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