I have to admit the source of my inspiration for returning to the blogging world is my friend Rhiannon who has just started a really great blog on property development, amongst other things. Now that my life has settled slightly, having lived in London for about two and a half years, I figure I should have more time to muse on the happening in this big, buzzing city, on London media (which I am now very familair with) and heritage, one of my flourishing passions.
Speaking of heritage, I have recently found a really great website, weburbanist.com, one of their latest features is a list of the top ten oldest cities that are still inhabited, it would be amazing to visit some of these places. I realise I am going to have to work towards gathering my contacts list again (accidently wiped it clean during one of my attempts to edit my blog) but it is time to start fresh anyway and give this blog some purpose! Stay tuned!
Thursday, February 08, 2007
Well it did snow and today London is covered in a blanket of white :-) Here are some pics taken from my bedroom window! Being jobless doesn't seem so bad when you get to stay in bed on a cold day like today and everyone else is walking around with wet feet, brrrrrr! You can see the train in southfileds station from my room, so close and convenient!!!
Wednesday, February 07, 2007
well, London is absoultely freezing at the moment, they are saying its gonna snow tomorrow so I am hoping it does!!!! Here I am, still with my summer sa tan and tomorrow i might be running around in the snow, crazy...well maybe not running around but definitely watching it fall and daydreaming whilst looking out of my window. This will of course be a welcomed decoy from my tiresome, painful job search (siiiiigh).
Monday, February 05, 2007
Well, it has been a looooong time since last i posted or veen thought about my poor little blog, but I am back and now posting from my new home in Southfileds, London :-). I dont know how often I will be able to post untill my job search is successful and I am actually earning an income, but I am getting there and in three days time will even have a bank account here, woo! Although I am going to miss my varsity friends and the great times we had together, I havnt looked back and wished that I could be going back there...which I think is a good thing cos it means I was ready to move and start my life in the real world. Yes, it means facing things like bills and rent and NI numbers on my own, but it is a great feeling of independence (i am sure this feeling will increase when I am actually earning my own money!!!). I love living with Robz, Will, Ty and of course Phil, home (which it alreayd feels like) is always the happy safe place to come to for hugs and comfort even if I have had a bit of a shitty day, and of course, the biltong and drywors hanging from the butcher window help me feel close to sa :-). I have been tempted to go for a number of jobs just because I have been so happy that they have gotten back to me and liked me, or because an interview went well...this has ranged from banking to media sales...but I think it is nb for me to take my time and choose something that will get me closer to where I eventually wanna be, even if it means searching a bit harder and waiting a bit longer. Anyway, I think I have managed to keep in touch with most ppl thus far but if I havnt I am sorry, send me an email and I will get back to asap!!!
Saturday, November 11, 2006
The excitement of having no exams and finishing university forever is slightly tainted at the moment because of the very good friends have to say goodbye to. We really did become a little family and I am so grateful for each and every one of the fabulous people I have grown close to this past year. I wish you all the best of luck and all the happiness in the world, I knwo we will be bumping into eacother in the future...and clinging to our blogs like mad I hope (what a great way to keep in touch!). I dont know how I am going to cope this holiday because for the majority of it I wont have internet access...YIKES! I might go a tad crazy...speaking of contact, maybe MTN would like to sort out their damn network, I have had 'EMERGENCY CALLS ONLY' on my screen for two days now...perhaps a switch to cell c is needed.
Friday, November 03, 2006
Well, I am officialy finished my university studies!!! I am now no longer a journalism student, but an unemployed...er...I mean 'Freelance' journalist :-). I feel quite liberated in fact, aside form being exhausted because I was up till all hours of the morning finishing my portfolio website, which you can go have a look at : http://nml.ru.ac.za/nmintensives/Angie/index.html I cant believe I actually managed to pull it off! So sleep time now and then later its all about celebrating, starting at the Rat at 1pm! WOO!!!
Monday, October 30, 2006
It is quite a lot to take in actually, I have been studying at Rhodes for four years now...I know it is time to leave and I am ready to move on, but I think this is definitely going to be one of the biggest shifts in my life thus far. Grahamstown becomes a little alter reality, you understand the poeple you study with and socialise with, build little communites and your friends become your family...you even develop a new kind of lingo. My mind is in a bit of a whirlwind at the moment, something I am sure mnay leavers are experiencing. I know I will keep in touch with my very close friends, my Rhodes family, but there are many people I am sure I wont even get a chance to say goodbye too and who I might never see again! Scary thought, but reality I guess. Despite feeling sad and a little bit scared, I am really excited to start the next chapter of my life...however, not before I hang around for a while and soak up the last lil bits of g-town, Rhodes and student life :-)