The other night, we held flat viewings, to try fill the spare room. Over the last year, the people I’ve lived with have, for the first time since I’ve been in London, felt more like actual friends than strangers I found on Gumtree. There have been a lot of ups and downs over the last year, and a lot of stress. This isn’t one of … Continue reading Flatmate Transitions
Looking for a flatmate. The very words that make Londoner cringe and feel a sense of dread. In London, second to finding a place to live, finding someone to live in it with you is one of the most tedious things you can do. People are insane. Right now, the flatmates I have are leaving, primarily to go off to university, and I’m left trying to … Continue reading Flatmate Finding
This November, it will have been four years since I moved to London. Life in 2010 was very different to what it is now. I was back in Ireland, I’d just finished my masters and I had been in a relationship with an Irishman for the past year and a half. The summer of 2010, I ran away to Italy. Ireland’s economy was horrible, jobs … Continue reading My Life in London: Then and Now
I’m not usually one for jumping on board the R.I.P. Celebrity bandwagon. Death is sad, losing someone is sad, but generally my tears and sorrows are reserved for those I’ve loved personally, and who have loved me in return. Posting R.I.P. to someone I’ve never met on a social media site is a bit morbid and strange, in my opinion. I just couldn’t get on … Continue reading Robin Williams – You will be missed.
About a year ago, my Dad came to visit me in London with my two brothers. One day, I had lectures, so he took my brothers out for the day and they ended up in the cinema in Leicester Square. Yes, I know, what absolute tourists. Now, being a Dubliner, my Dad loves a good moan every now and then, and this particular trip to … Continue reading I’m Not Going, Unless We Can Go To The Genesis Cinema
A few days ago, the Telegraph posted an article, The 9 Worst Things to do in London, and while I whole-heartedly agree with some of their points (the Circle line at rush hour is a particularly potent glimpse of hell), I have to disagree on their points about Brick Lane. Brick Lane is a curry filled, neon-sign lit, busy, bustling mess. It’s a pain to … Continue reading Throwing Down the Gauntlet on the “Gauntlet of Horrors”
A couple of weekends ago, I got a tweet from Shoreditch Hype asking if I wanted two tickets to join their Coffee and Art tour of Shoreditch. Eh, yes please. If you haven’t heard of Shoreditch Hype, its an app that gives realtime information of what’s happening in Shoreditch… it’s pretty good, although being a computer programmer, I’ve definitely mentally picked a few holes, haha. … Continue reading Wandering round Shoreditch with Shoreditch Hype