Monday, 29 April 2013

A quick recap

Ah I knew the internet would be good to me! I'm so grateful to everyone who was warm and welcoming about my return to blogging. I thought it might be useful to run through (almost) everything that's happened since I stopped blogging.

In 2011 I was living in Glasgow, working two part time jobs and studying towards my degree in Health and Social Care. I loved Glasgow, it was an amazing city and I made some wonderful friends but I had no time and no money and it felt like I had no opportunities ahead of me.

In August 2011 I went to Edinburgh for a week for the Fringe festival and spent all my time with a guy I knew from Twitter. That guy became my guy. (Ask me sometime, I love to tell the story.) Alas, he did not live in Glasgow. Pretty quickly the decision was made that one of us would have to move in order for us to be closer together and it absolutely made the best sense for that person to be me.

My sister was already living in London and she and her boyfriend had a room available to rent so I opted to relocate asap. I started to look for work and as it turned out an amazing job was available with the charity I'd already volunteered for for 3 years. I applied, it was between me and one other person but sadly I was unsuccessful. GUTTED.

Nevertheless, I forged ahead with my plans and was all set to move on January 12th 2012 and hunt for some temp work as soon as I arrived. Anything would have been better than the crappy jobs I had in Glasgow. On January 5th I was packing up my life and got a phone call saying that the woman who'd taken the job had since found another and the position was mine if I still wanted it. COULD NOT BELIEVE IT.

So I moved on the Thursday, started work on the Monday and so far have had an incredible 15 months doing some amazing work for a really great organisation. I live in a lovely flat in one of the best bits of London (I've since learnt that almost all Londoners think their bit is the best bit) and get to experience this wonderful city every day.

That guy is still my guy and in the last couple of years we've been on some amazing adventures including trips to Sweden and New York (more on these later) with several more planned. I've been eating some really good food (there really is nowhere like London for variety) and learning to like wine. I'm still studying part time, learning and challenging myself every day. I've learnt to like exercise (although not right now because I just did my first workout in six weeks and almost spewed) and even how to cycle in London.

I've got good people in my life, wonderful friends in London and afar, a fruit and veg manny round the corner who does bowls of everything for a quid and at least once a week I am struck by the sudden realisation that HOLY CRAP I LIVE IN LONDON.

And now I'm blogging again, so I don't really see how things can get much better right now! I still feel like I'm finding my feet so throughout May I'll be taking part in the Blog Every Day in May challenge created by Elizabeth from Rosalilium which will be just the creative boost I need to get going.


  1. Hey Holly! Good to see you back. Looking forward to reading your posts and, yeah - I think I'll try the Blog Everyday in May thing too.


  2. Great to see you back, Holly!
    Looking forward to reading more about your life these days.
    R x