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?
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
Over 98% of Londoners now exclusively drink Green Tea. That’s a fact. You can’t argue with the facts. People in London keep telling me how good Green Tea is. Life changing, they tell me. Here’s an example of the kind of conversations I’ve been a part of since moving here: “I replaced coffee with Green […]Read More My week on Green Tea
Sausage rolls by candlelight anyone? You heard me right, Greggs have gone all out this Valentine’s Day by offering a romantic candlelit dining experience. A slap-up meal with that special someone at your local Greggs. Just imagine. For one night only, selected Greggs shops will be transformed into a restaurant designed for romance. I’m talking mood […]Read More 5 reasons why you should go to Greggs for Valentine’s Day
It’s Christmas time. There’s no need to be afraid. Unless you’re not feeling ‘Christmassy’ yet. Then you should be afraid. You should be very afraid. Be prepared for your friends and family to remind you how close to Christmas it is and how ‘Christmassy’ you should be feeling right now. You’ll get questions like “What […]Read More 5 Christmassy things to do in London