Apr 21, 2014

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Am I Finally a Londoner?

Am I Finally a Londoner?

When I first moved to London, I heard the term “Londoner” while visiting the bar Ben works at. I thought I understood the term then, imagining everything I had envisioned London and its people to be. Coming back from the shops the other day, however, as I swayed on a tube that was packed, as my father would say, “like a can of sardines,” I began to realise my impression of what a Londoner is had changed. And I, in fact, might actually be one now.

I proposed this to Ben when I arrived back at our flat, and he simply laughed, stating that I’d been a Londoner for quite some time. I just hadn’t put the pieces together.

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Apr 7, 2014

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10 Reasons a Best Friend is Better Than a Boyfriend

10 Reasons a Best Friend is Better Than a Boyfriend

I love Ben.

No, not in that way. In a ‘he’s my best friend, and I’d don’t know what I’d do without him’ kind of way. He makes every day absolutely brilliant, and I think he’s much better to have around than a boyfriend. Why? I’ll give you ten reasons.

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Mar 24, 2014

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Fashion Mistakes I see all the Time

Fashion Mistakes I see all the Time

I spend a lot of time in Hyde Park. I sit and enjoy the sights and sounds, take walks, and even occasionally chat with a friend. The Grand Entrance is mesmerising, and I find the Weeping Beech beautiful and interesting. Sometimes I’ll just explore. Other times, I like to watch the people walking and interacting around me.

When I first moved to London, I thought I’d be surrounded by people who knew everything about fashion. I was sure that everywhere I looked I’d be stunned by the clothing I saw and the choices individuals made with that clothing. That is, until I spent a little time in Hyde Park. I soon realised that, like most other places in the world, there are some people in London that lack any kind of fashion sense. I see fashion faux pas everywhere. Some make me shake my head or roll my eyes, while others make me laugh out loud (try explaining that one to a complete stranger in the middle of the park.)

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Mar 10, 2014

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The Benefits of Being Single

The Benefits of Being Single

I’ll admit, as happy as I am with my single life, there are certain times when I feel as if there must be something wrong with me. Otherwise, why would it be so hard for me to find the perfect man that I could settle down with? These thoughts are generally short-lived, though, as I realise that no matter what, being single offer many benefits I would never be able to take advantage of if I were in a relationship.

Someday I’ll find the man of my dreams, and I won’t have to think twice about committing my life to him. For now though, I’m going to enjoy the perks of the single life.

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Feb 24, 2014

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Exploring London: West vs. East

Exploring London: West vs. East

When I first moved to London, I really thought that London was one big city. In reality, it’s anything but. London is a like a nation, full of villages that are inherently different from one another in many charming ways. Each area of the city will bring with it contrasting experiences, because each part is so different.

It’s for that reason that many Londoners refer to the various areas of London as East, West, North, and South. East and West London are most commonly referred to, and are polar opposites in style, charm, and experience.

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