So far I've found that a 4.5 mile journey to work takes over an hour, and that if you want to afford a night out it needs to start in your overly-priced flat at least three hours before you head anywhere; that way you don't need to take a loan out to afford the pleasure of a bit of music and a boogie - if you are that way inclined - I am; and yes, I look ridiuculous doing it!
Saying that, I still feel incredibly lucky by everything that has so far come my way. I love London, how can you not.
Not looking cool on a dance floor.
Books: White Teeth, Zadie Smith; The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell; The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown; Eats, Shoots & Leaves, Lynne Truss (great toilet book); The Line of Beauty, Alan Hollinghurst; Earth: An Intimate History, Richard Fortey; The God Delusion, Richard Dawkins; The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Mohsin Hamid; Home, Marilynne Robinson.
TV: Breaking Bad, Homeland, Dexter, Sons of Anarchy, Africa (David Attenborough).
Music: Half Moon Run, Ben Howard, Bon Iver, The XX, Alt-J, Bonobo, The Maccabees, MGMT, Bastille, Daughter, Electric Guest, M83, The Beach, Mumford & Sons, Of Monsters and Men, Cloudkicker, The 1975, Parov Stelar, Submotion Orchestra, The Temper Trap, Disclosure, SBTRCK, Bad Company. Genres I enjoy include: Blues, Reggae, Ska, DnB, Electro, Electro Swing, Jungle, and Dubstep.
Food: everything but sprouts, celery and sea food that's still alive when you eat it. Eurgh
My minor OCD tendencies - midly entertaining. An example: I have to seperate Smarties into colour groups before eating.
Camera - I can be quite snappy happy.
Passport - who doesn't fancy a last minute trip to Bruges.
Oyster card - who doesn't fancy a last minute trip to Zone 9.