So I started working in London just over a week ago and I thought the analogy ‘a small fish in a big pond’ works very well to describe how I’m feeling.
If you’ve ever seen the film Big Fish it describes how if you put a fish in a small bowl it’ll never grow, however if you put it in a lake or a pond it’ll grow to reflect the size of its environment. If you haven’t seen it, watch it – it’s a great film and isn’t just about fish, I promise!
The analogy works very well because London is like a massive lake. There’s so many different types of people here and I seem to just been swimming by with very little knowledge of what I’m doing.
I can’t get over how many people live and work here! I suppose if I was to live here id get more of a feel for it but as I don’t, I just seem to be a bit of a by-passer to this London life.
There’s a few things I’ve learnt though:
1) despite original expectations, there are actually some very lovely people here
2) they still don’t talk to each other on the train though
3) the tube is great for getting around
4) there are some fabulous food establishments here
5) it’s still bloody expensive!
I’m adapting and maybe even growing into this London life but I’m afraid I’ll always be a northerner at heart!
Positive of the day: Last night between the 9 of us who went to Paris, we wrote a reply to a €90 surcharge from our Paris landlord. Today he wrote it off 👍🏻