Happy Sunday!! As I shared last year, April is always my favourite month of the year. It full of good times and good people, with each family member birthday being in April and the thoughts of nice weather starting to appear it's always such a busy month too. This year is no exception! I can't believe it's already been two weeks since my last post, actually I can't believe I've been in London almost two weeks! It's been pretty hectic, and so much has happened that in a way it kind of feels like it must be longer.
Week One in LondonTuesday was such a crazy day, running around making sure I had everything packed, organised and ready. Friends popped in throughout the day to wish me luck. The evening was spent enjoying a huge pizza with family, boyfriends and girlfriends included. Despite finishing my to-do list at 3pm, I still managed to stay up until 3am!! You always seem to have more to pack don't you? After two short hours of sleep, I headed to the airport to start my very busy day.
After landing in London, we went straight to the east to meet an agent who was very helpful, but in the end we decided that it made more sense for me to live on the North-West side of London. So Thursday was spent there, walking up and down streets, ringing people and searching for somewhere to stay. I wasn't expecting to find anywhere within a couple of days, but with no options at all I was really starting to worry. We spotted a little estate agents down a side street and our day started to turn around. The owners were Irish, and they knew an Irish couple who had just renovated a house into 4 flats, with an Irish couple in one of them - "The Luck of the Irish" hey! It was in the perfect location for us, well within our budget and a lovely little place with everything we wanted/needed. I checked out of the hotel of Saturday, bought some groceries, kitchen stuff, and other little bits and pieces and moved everything into my new place! Ahh! How exciting!!
I can't believe I managed to arrive in London, find a perfect place and be moved in in just 4 days. We did over 70,000 steps in 3 days, I swear I ran purely on adrenaline this week!
A Sunday Well Spent...
On Sunday I attended the #BlogosphereTeaParty event in an adorable French restaurant called Aubaine on Moxon Street. It was decorated with candles, wooden crates, pretty flowers and delicious food. It was honestly such a great way to spend my first Sunday in London, and a great way to meet a whole load of people all at once. A little surreal too meeting people in real life, who you've known off or spoke to online for many years!
Some of the lovely ladies I met at the #BlogosphereTeaParty and had the pleasure of chatting to
The restaurant itself was so perfect for afternoon tea, Albertine did such a fantastic job organising it and I really can't wait to see what else she has in store (well actually, I know some of the things she's planning and it going to be amazing! Get excited!). I also got to meet Alice, the Editor-in-Chief and founder of Blogosphere Magazine, for the first time after regularly communicating over email for three years. She's just as lovely in person and made me feel very welcome!