Welcome to more entries from my old journal. This month I stayed with a friend in London for a few days, at my Nan’s house that my mother and I were soon hoping to move into, and there were some updates on our relocation plans as well. So I hope you enjoy!
Note: Each time I publish a set of old journal entries, the previous post is backdated to its original year, so my blog remains tidy and chronological. You can see the posts so far on my Journal Archive page.
Continue reading “Journal Archive – July 2016 (London Visit)”
It’s been a couple of months since I last made a post here. So now that Spring is upon us and the weather is improving, I thought I’d do a bit of a catch-up to let you know how things are going, as I have been busy lately. So this is going to be a long mixture of all sorts of things.
Continue reading “Springing Into Action”
I consider myself to be very fortunate to have retained a steady job for 12 years now. For many (far, far too many) disabled people, gaining employment is way more difficult that it needs to be, and attitudes still need to change in many areas. So I do count myself lucky, and I’ve worked hard to keep my position, by doing jobs promptly and to the best of my abilities, and earning the respect of the colleagues and customers that I interact with. And I do like the work, because of the people I share it with, the variety of tasks that I do each day, and the fact that I’ve learned a lot from it over my time there.
Moving to London, however, led me to assume that I would have to ditch that job and get a new one. Not necessarily easy, given that there are so many people in London also looking for work no doubt, coupled with the fact that I have a disability. But I would at least have a good deal of experience to build on and promote myself with. And maybe there would be better opportunities for training and a higher salary with a London-based job. So I was very prepared to go down that route. If it took a little while to find work, so be it. There would be no harm having a change, so it would be worth the effort. But as it turned out, that was one less thing to worry about.
Continue reading “All In A Day’s Work”
I’ve been in London for just over a month now, and so far things are going well. As anticipated and hoped, it’s been a much needed and refreshing change of routine, and the last few weeks have been pretty busy as you can imagine. As I result, I’ve got a few posts I want to do on various aspects of the past month, so this is the first one.
Continue reading “Virgin Territory”
Here we go then. 2017 is going to be very interesting indeed, as shortly before Christmas my mother and I moved to London! Hence I’ve been very quiet in this blog recently. Relocating has been the plan for some time, but thanks to curveballs of one kind or another being thrown our way, it’s only during the past year that it’s finally come to fruition. It does feel like now is the right time though, and we feel that it’s been worth the wait to get this much needed fresh start.
I love London, and already feel very comfortable here, having visited regularly in the past because of relatives we have in the city. And the home we’ve moved into is one we’ve inherited. So we know the house, we know the area, we know how to use the trains and buses to get around, we know many of the attractions, and I’ve also familiarised myself with apps like Citymapper and Street View to help me get around. So in terms of navigating the city, I don’t have any concerns there, and have already been doing a lot.
Which is where this post comes in, as I want to summarise what I’ve been up to during my first full month in the capital.
Continue reading “New Year, New Start”
Welcome back to another set of journal entries. Things were pretty quiet between February and April, hence I’ve waited until now to do an update. So there’s plenty to mention here, including good news about our planned house move, my first proper attempts at blogging, some notes about the elections and EU referendum, and more. I hope you enjoy!
Continue reading “Journal – May-June 2016”
So here we go with another year – hopefully my final one in Devon, as we feel determined to make the move to London happen now after all the delays.
But to start with, 2016 has got off to a fun start, because I’ve visited my best mate in Guernsey again, the first time I’ve seen him since I was Best Man at his wedding last September. These are my first journal entries since that event, as there was nothing else of interest to write about for the last few months of 2015.
So I hope you enjoy reading about my little holiday – including an awkward bus trip, the latest Star Wars film and a games night, among other things – plus a few other updates.
Continue reading “Journal – January 2016 (Guernsey Holiday)”