London job and accommodation hunting

15 Jul

So our search has begun for jobs and accommodation in London Town. Unfortunately all we could spare was one day of sightseeing around the city on our second day here. It’s awesome being here in the summer – the weather is cool enough to walk around all day, but hot enough to feel like a (northern) summer and despite what we’ve been told, we did see sun! It’s funny walking past a park and seeing loads of white bodies lain out on the grass, soaking up every ounce of vitamin D they can. We arrived into London after a very long commute via Sri Lanka and allocated the second day we were here to see some of the main sights. We managed to fit in seeing:

  • Trafalgar Square (Nelson’s column)
  • Buckingham Palace and the changing of the guard
  • Westminster Abbey
  • Houses of Parliment and Big Ben
  • Harrods (my favourite!)

So, so many other places to see and visit – our list is growing by the day and this weekend will be another opportunity to see more (Portobello market anyone?!)

Job hunting really is a full time job in itself. We’ve both managed to secure meetings with job agencies and Matt has already been put forward for an interview at a car dealership, which would be awesome to get. Accommodation is the same – time consuming – checking out the various share places available, where they are located, what the different areas are like, how much rent is either weekly or per month, for how long…. takes lots of energy to find everything out in a city we’re not familiar with. But we’re confident we’ll get something sooner rather than later. Speaking of which, better get back to it!

All our love,

Mel and Matt

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2 Responses to “London job and accommodation hunting”

  1. Saira July 15, 2010 at 10:12 AM #

    Did you try to make one of the guards laugh? Or is that a really cliche touristy thing to do?
    Glad to hear the job hunting is going well : )

  2. Mel July 20, 2010 at 2:29 AM #

    Hey Saira – I did ask one of the guards if it was OK for us to get in a photo with them – but no response! I felt so awkward standing there taking his photo with a bunch of people standing around doing the same! We stood for a few minutes watching the changing of the horse guard and one of the standing guards had an itchy nose. We could see him trying to move his face to make the itch go away – funny, but what a tough job to do to stand there without making a move!

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