|greetings from London!
||[Feb. 8th, 2009|01:13 pm]
This is my first update since moving to London two weeks ago, so much has happened.
Firstly, Rory and I have now fully moved into our flat in Highgate. It's small but it's big enough for the three if us (the cat being person 3). It's a beautiful old Victorian building but the flat has just been completely refurbished with wooden floors, brand new bathroom and kitchen. We have had a few problems because we are the first people to live in it for a number of years, mainly to do with the hot water and a leaky pipe. These are now sorted thankfully, we have wireless internet access but I am still without television as the aerial hasn't been installed yet :( This is driving me slightly bonkers as I have missed about three weeks worth of Eastenders. I still have my books and our mammoth collection of dvds to watch though.
My new job is great, if not a little stressful. I knew it would be hard work though and that there would be a lot to learn. It doesn't take too long to get into work in the mornings which is good, half an hour on the tube. I work in a really swanky office building in High Holborn, I have a massive desk next to the window with a fantastic view of the Gerkin (sp) and the Tower of London. My boss, Fiona is fantastic, really friendly and lovely to work for. My job is to help her out with all the marketing for a 5 star luxury hotel company, we look after the properties in the maldives. Part of my training will be to visit the resorts (I know it sounds awful) a trip that would normally cost thousands of pounds! It's a really busy office and its hard work but I love it. I'm finally getting to get involved in pr and media which is what I always wanted to do, we've just done a deal with Vogue magazine which is really exciting!
Rory is doing well too, he was finding it a little more difficult to adjust at first than me, mainly because he hadn't found a job down here yet and he was spending his days alone. He has been amazing to me though and has really looked after me and helped me settle in, I would be lost without him. Things are looking up for him now though, he has full time hours at a bar two minutes up the road, and on Tuesday he has an interview for a job at at television company, which if he gets I will be mega jealous!
Last night I met up with my friend Sar who was in London for the weekend, we went out in Soho and spent way too much money. It cost £10 to get into this club and a vodka and lemonade was £8! So not worth it, it was horrid dance music and full of sleazy guys. Ugh. It was nice to meet up with her though.
Today Rory and I are walking up the road to Highgate Village, we're going exploring and photo taking (mainly in highgate cemetary) and then we're going for lunch at Pizza Express. They have a fantastic deal on this week, a starter, main course and glass of wine/beer for £10. Then afterwards we're going down to Covent Garden, the BAFTA awards are taking place there tonight and I'm going celebrity spotting!