London is a different place when the sun is out, BBQ’s blazing, Pimm’s pouring, skin scorching and flip flops flapping!
London is an amazing place and I moved to East about a year or so ago after growing up in the outskirts of East London, well really Essex. I was born in Clayhall, Ilford and then lived around Abridge and Buckhurst Hill for the best part of my 20’s. I don’t think recent programmes really put Essex in the best of lights as there are some decent people out there that can actually string two sentences together, and have a wider outlook on life.
I had a great upbringing but since moving East really got to appreciate what London has to offer, I constantly find new restaurants, coffee shops, bars, and random little hubs that make London so special. Its interesting when you find a place and settle in, sometimes its a home away from home, and despite loving your roots you start to appreciate what you want and where you want your future to be.
Its tricky when you take into account friends, family and work but finding a location that makes you happy is a huge factor that balances those ‘life scales’. Think about what you enjoy doing, how you can do it and where you can do it!