London

Piggy Bank

A Year in Monzo

Money can be a scary topic to talk about normally, let alone during a pandemic which has hit many people hard financially. Here I share the breakdown of my spending across the year in 2020 and my thoughts after going through this process.
Katherine
Katherine
16 Feb, 2021

Finding a Flat - Part 5: Is this the One?

It's about time we signed a twelve-month lease! What place finally got the tick? Did our flat family stay intact? Could we fulfil our life dream of living near an Aldi?
Katherine
Katherine
27 Oct, 2020
living room

Finding a Flat - Part 4: Lockdown & Lady Luck

Did the perfect flat become home? Did we evade the jaws of cabin fever in lockdown? Where did the wind take us next on our London flatting adventure?
Katherine
Katherine
27 Oct, 2020
classroom

MY TAKE: Supply Teaching in London

Ever thought about doing supply teaching but hesitant about taking the plunge? Here's how I found my first half term. SPOILER ALERT: No chairs were thrown (by myself or students).
Katherine
Katherine
26 Oct, 2020
cyclist in London

MY TAKE: Cycling in London

Think going half a year without taking public transport around London is possible? Say hello to my good old friend: The bicycle.
Katherine
Katherine
23 Oct, 2020

Finding a Flat - Part 3: Hunting for a Gem

The recommencement of our favourite game: Quest for the perfect (or at least 'good') flat, full of twists and tension and complete with our very own NPC.
Katherine
Katherine
18 Oct, 2020
Spreadsheet of flat options

Finding a Flat - Part 2: Spreadsheets & Decisions

The next chapter of our flat hunting journey with an abundance of options and two indecisive people - us!
Katherine
Katherine
3 Oct, 2020
Street in West Hampstead

Finding a Flat - Part 1: From East to West

Our first round of ups and downs in our London flatting experience from finding our first flat to finally getting settled...for a grand total of two months.
Katherine
Katherine
20 Sep, 2020
Block of colourful flats

The Girl in 14 Waterson

A poem inspired by the song 'The Girl in 14G' about a day that seemed to go from bad to worse...with a twist at the end!
Katherine
Katherine
13 Aug, 2020
Cyclists in Regent's Park

Le Tour de Regent's Park

A poem about the unannounced daily cycling event around the Outer Circle.
Katherine
Katherine
19 Jun, 2020
Storm trooper in wheelchair

First Time Calling 111

Who knew that our first NHS experience would be during lockdown?
Katherine
Katherine
27 May, 2020
Two mice

The Long and Short Stories of Two Little Mice

A true tale of two mice in our London flat.
Katherine
Katherine
18 May, 2020
Buckingham Palace with nobody around

(Lack of) Life in London Lockdown

Photos of London streets during lockdown.
Katherine
Katherine
10 May, 2020
Piggy bank

Precious Pennies

Money saving tips for living in London. How to save money on bills, grocery shopping, transport and more!
Katherine
Katherine
28 Apr, 2020

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