5 Things I love about London this week
1) ATMs / Cash Points
All hail the British cash point. Firstly, they’re free. Secondly, they spit out incredibly low denominations so you never have the issue of splitting huge notes and you feel way richer with a fat wallet full of £5 and £10 notes! If you’re really lucky, you’ll find one that speaks in Cockney rhyming slang. What’s not to love?
London parks, everywhere. You’re never far from one and they’re not creepy, deserted parks like the ones you can encounter in Australia, nor will you get weird looks if you’re there without kids. Parks are always full, with a weird mix of party atmosphere and total relaxation. It just works.
3) Post offices being open on Saturdays.
Gone are the days of spending your lunchtime queuing up for an hour at the post office to return the previous week’s ASOS order. You also have a 1 in 6 chance of actually being home when the postman comes to deliver your Glastonbury tickets (woohoo – that just happened!)
Just having the ability to buy whatever you want, whenever you want, and have it delivered the next day is pretty awesome (and dangerous).
5) Dogs (or cats) in pubs
Just when you think life can’t get much better when sitting in your favourite watering hole, drinking cider and playing board games with your friends, a dog makes his way over for a cuddle (obviously because he likes you and not for the chicken roast on your plate) and makes your heart melt! Awww…
Plus 3 things I’m hatin’ on:
(because what’s real British life without a little complaining)
1) Hay fever. Never had hay fever in my life until I moved to London and I’ve heard the same thing from so many of my international friends. Ugh. Stock up on hay fever tablets folks and start eating locally made honey. #savethebees
2) Rain. Yep, I went there.
3) Junk mail. The last thing I need coming home from the gym in the evening is emptying my letterbox of 8 different pizza, Thai and Indian takeaway pamphlets with discount coupons and tantalising photos. Ugh.