As I mentioned in my first post, although I have loved my time in London, my husband and I will be leaving this city over the Christmas period to begin the next chapter of life in Cheltenham. The moving date is the 22nd December, which means today marked the final week in London!
I am writing this post surrounded by boxes as we pack up what has been our home throughout our time here. This move brings with it mixed emotions as these past few weeks have gone by at a ridiculous speed. People are drawn to London for a whole host of reasons, but for me it was more of a love-hate relationship at first.
I moved here as my now-husband was offered an opportunity to become Chartered with the most reputable company in his field, and despite how proud I was of him for his great success, it meant that I too had to go to London. I grew up on the South Coast and my experience of life so far had been of the beachy coast and the rolling hills of the South Downs. Admittedly, I had moved to Cheltenham for University, but the town took getting used to and it seemed very large and busy by comparison to where I grew up!
When we moved to Clapham, I had no job and no friends so it took quite some work to find my feet. However, soon enough I had made friends, got to know the local area and enjoyed getting to know London. Two years later and I now find it hard to imagine living anywhere else. I love the buzz of the fast-paced life and the vast array of adventures this global city has to offer. Don’t get me wrong, I am very excited to move to Cheltenham and make it our home for the foreseeable future, but it does seem rather sleepy in comparison!
It is for this reason, that I wanted to write this blog and share my experiences with you. The saying ‘the grass is always greener’ seems very apt at this point – I am going to the Cotswolds after all!