making London home

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

This year I really want to make the most of living in London and enjoy the city as much as possible.  As I said in my 2014 resolutions - I've lived in London for over four years now but always treated the city as temporary.

So to kick start my positive London-living year I've chosen some of my favourite London instagrams for this little post, to remind myself (and you) why I love living in London. Enjoy!

Thanks to Melyssa and her Creative Collective link up for inspiring this post.

The best of living in London

Why I love living in London:
The amazing bird life
Going to High Tea and eating delicious clotted cream scones
The museums
Summer picnics in Hyde Park
Spring cherry blossoms - the trees here are amazing
Interesting and entertaining art installations
The history and architecture
Who could forget the Olympics?
The parks (again - but they are amazing)
Snakebites
The royal palaces and gardens
Friday post-work cocktails

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23 comments

  1. Clotted cream scones, picnics at Hyde Park, cherry blossoms, the history and architecture... What a great list! London really is full of wonderful and fascinating things :) I hope I get the chance to visit again sometime.

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    1. Although I am just as jealous of your life in Japan... Thanks Miwa :)

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  2. Ah all of those pictures really make me want to visit London!! Soo beautiful. :) Visiting from the Creative Collective.

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    1. You should! It's a great city.... I should know ;) Thanks for stopping by Elizabeth.

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  3. I love and miss London very much - glad I stumbled across your blog via #creativecollective

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Molly :)

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  4. What good reasons! Having lived in London all my life, I used forget to look for the beauty and fantastic city until the Olympics when all eyes were on my hometown and I fell in love with it again. I can't imagine living anywhere else, it's such a great place. Where do you recommend for Afternoon Tea? I do like The Athenaeum for a real treat! x

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    1. I know - London was such a cool place to be during the Olympics, everyone was in such a positive mood. My fav spot for afternoon tea if I'm treating myself is Claridge's - they never disappoint and the setting is lovely.

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  5. I'm loving the round up - it is quite a special place!

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  6. It can be hard to make that transition and this year I also really want to dig into the city I am currently calling home.

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    1. Good luck Bailie. Crossing my fingers and toes for you :)

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  7. It is my 6 month London anniversary tomorrow! It's such a great city. I really need to do another high tea soon... mmmmmmm food

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    1. Happy 6 months Sammy. Doesn't time fly!

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  8. It's been almost a year since my last visit to london, I miss it so much !

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    1. Come back, come back. The more the merrier I say.

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  9. Your list makes me so happy/jealous all at once! Cheers to loving and enjoying where you are and what you're doing!

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    1. I'll drink to that. Thanks for stopping by Jessica :)

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  10. I am so excited to come visit London this April! This post got me that much more excited for my trip.

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  11. I visited London for a couple months this summer and totally understand the struggle of viewing it as a home long term :] I absolutely love the city! But there is something about the size and hustle and boiling pot of so many cultures and people that make it somewhat hard to think of as your own. Cheers to you this year!

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  12. This post reminds me why I also want to make London home. I moved here late last year and am really enjoying exploring the city. Will definitely be looking for stuff on your list :) x

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  13. I feel the same... lived here almost 4 years and still trying to feel at home though it has so much to offer. What part of the city are you in? West London, I think? If you ever want to meet up, let me know! -Leigh

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  14. Sometimes it's hard to remember how amazing where you live is. I feel that way about California all the time.

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