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First Month in London

Halli is feeling a sense of achievement after completing a month on London! Despite having a little trouble finding the right place to live we think she has landed on her feet and will be just fine!

First month in London COMPLETE! What beautiful sights, everywhere you go looks different but there is always something to do.

In fact, I find myself wanting to do too many things and Alessio calms be down by trying not to overdo it. Our rent is up and now we have viewings for houses out west a little way, towards Uxbridge. My half term week off has been nice and relaxing but also chaotic running around trying to not be homeless again. First of five viewings in one day went great. Brand new place but no living space with a very small kitchen. Travelled so far towards Reading for one viewing which I called to confirm and spoke with this girl multiple times on our way. We had reached the place and she said she had to go onto her next viewing because we were a tad late…Then the best part, three innocent couples waiting for us to view except we could not get there. Leaving to take the South West Trains, there was an emergency and during rush hour too! Alessio and I waited for a half an hour, got a refund and took the bus straight home. One out of five viewings…super annoyed but what can you do.

Saw Big Ben and Westminster area, been watching movies and speaking with my family. Thank goodness for skype and Facebook. It would be so much harder without them. I was speaking with the gentleman who set me up with my bank account my first week and turns out his girlfriend is a dancer and teacher and is looking for some extra help and a teacher. We were in contact and just met this week and we are going to cheer on her kids at their first dance competition tomorrow evening! It will be nice to see the caliber of dance and be in such a different dance battle environment than the calm competitions I grew up with. She has been on tour dancing all over the world and just came back to live here again in the new year from Australia. Go Abena!

Had my first experience at a Secondary School supply teaching for the gym teacher. Walked through this gorgeous park on my way with my coffee in the morning. The café was super cute with drink sizes Small = I am single and Large = In a relationship. Not even joking! I felt like a student again being swallowed by this massive school. I covered a French class, German class and three gym classes. I had a great time once I figured out my way around the school. It was nice to be comfortable in running shoes all day long. I have made dinners all week and lined up three viewings for Saturday, crossed fingers it all goes well this time! We just booked a rental car!! Cannot wait to drive on the opposite side of the road and have the steering wheel on the other side too!

We are thrilled to see how exciting Halli is with settling into life in the UK. If you would like to read more about how Halli came to the decision to move to the UK read her debut blog Making the Move to London here

Tags: Halli, Canada, London

Category: Australian Teachers

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