Sitting down whilst on public transport. Before I moved to London, something I clearly took for granted. To have the honour of getting a seat during your commute is a rarity. It’s treasured by commuters. Celebrated as an achievement. It’s success. I often congratulate myself when I manage to do it. (Not out loud, I’m […]Read More How to get a seat on the London Underground
I don’t know if I’ve mentioned it before, but I’m not from these parts. As a Northerner, I had some preconceptions about London before moving here. I thought it would be really expensive and that the people would be horrible. I’ve lived here for over a year now and I’ve come to understand that people […]Read More What are people in London actually like?
If you haven’t heard already, it’s not coming home. England didn’t win the Fifa World Cup. I wrote a blog about how England would definitely win. Even with my lack of football knowledge, I was sure one of Beckham’s kicks would have won us the cup. It wasn’t meant to be. So where do we […]Read More 5 ways to make yourself feel better after England were knocked out of the World Cup
Calling all London foodies! If there’s one thing London does really well, it’s food. Whether you want a rainbow bagel at 3am or the best pie and mash in the country, London has it all. Good news for food lovers of the capital, the London Foodies Festival is back! Fancy going for free? London’s favourite […]Read More WIN 2 x tickets to the Foodies Festival at Syon Park, London
There’s no avoiding it. I’m about to hit the big three zero. To quote Tinie Tempah, I live a very very very wild lifestyle. I always have. If I’m not eating cheese on toast in my slippers, I’m out and about on the streets of London trying to get home so I can eat cheese […]Read More 30 things I’ve learned in 30 years
Bloody hell it’s warm. A heatwave has hit the UK and we’re as equally as unprepared as we were when it snowed and the shops ran out of bread. London gets hot. Proper hot. I’ve lived up North for years where anything warmer than sixteen degrees was tropical. I’m not used to this heat. I’ve […]Read More 5 tips for surviving London in the sunshine
My first YouTube video is now online! I’ve been wanting to start a YouTube channel for while now and I’m chuffed to announce, it’s here! If you’d like to subscribe to the channel then that would be lovely. The Proper Stuff has been a blog for a couple of years now. I’ve always wanted to […]Read More The Proper Stuff is now on YouTube
Do you like parks? Do you like pubs? Then you’ll love Greenwich. A place where the views are great. A place where the people are great. A place where everything is essentially, great. Here’s a list of specifically what makes living in Greenwich so damn great. There’s a lovely big park What a view. I […]Read More What’s so great about Greenwich?
You might have started noticing them around town. It’s that time of year. The tourists are here. Londoners hate tourists. Well, why wouldn’t you? They get in the way They don’t know the tube They enjoy going to M&M World Nothing worse than a tourist. That’s what I’ve learned since moving down here. Especially the […]Read More Living in London – How to spot a tourist