Tagged with London

Weekly commuting: is it sustainable long-term?

Weekly commuting: is it sustainable long-term?

I happen to know a thing or two about commuting. I’ve done it before today. At its worst, my commuting time each week totalled 20 hours. That’s right. 4 hours per day. That’s a significant chunk of time spent in transit! And I wasn’t even travelling between countries! Now I’m back at it again, but … Continue reading

To be there or not to be there?

To be there or not to be there?

That is the question… at least when contemplating attending a large-scale sporting event. Many of us may even have recently pondered this matter in relation to the London Olympics. Can I be bothered dealing with the crowds? Or is it better to stay home? I’ve got a much better chance of seeing everything if I … Continue reading

You don’t make friends with salad

You don’t make friends with salad

So here’s the thing: ordering salad when you’re out is fraught with controversy. If you’re a guy, your masculinity gets called into question. If you’re slim, people assume you always have to eat rabbit food to maintain your weight. If you’re carrying a little bit extra, people silently commend you for your perceived healthy approach … Continue reading

Why I can’t say goodbye to London

Why I can’t say goodbye to London

I came for a year and stayed for…well, I’m still here actually. It’s been four good years and London and I are still going strong. There’s so much I love about the city, but mainly, I love my life here. Sure, I miss my family and friends back home. And the weather. And the seafood. … Continue reading