Saturday, November 15, 2008

Hello again everyone! I have added my blog roll lists up again to the side. I changed it up and did some editing. Most of these blogs I recalled from memory and from my 'came from' link list for my visitor tracking. However, if you link to me or would like me to link to you, please send me an e-mail or comment and I will do just that!

As a side note, I think I'd like to start trying to do daily updates. I just need to get back into the habit. So here goes!

I worked again today. Work is starting to get better - I feel like I know more and I got to mix it up and do some cash register and some floor walking. I went home feeling accomplished and satisfied. I helped my saffa roommate fix up his resume and sat here watching Family Guy until just now. However, I was too tempted when my roommates said they were ordering pizza (I actually felt kind of bad since they waited for me to get home before they ordered), so I got a medium pizza from Domino's at the cost of £13.99. I only had £9.34 left in my food budget for this month. So I have gone over. (And don't worry about the food budget expired mid-month - I've got plenty of groceries to last!). What I will end up doing is taking a bit from another area - rent or transportation - to balance it out. But either way, it was a decision I could've avoided. It was yummy, though.

Tomorrow I work again, 11-6. Monday and Tuesday are my days off. The weather is supposed to be a bit miserable on Monday, so I'll probably end up just staying in and doing laundry/cleaning/sleeping and I'll head into London on Tuesday for a full day of sightseeing!

That is the best part - the fact that the things I enjoy the most in London - wandering around and taking pictures - are free. It's just the getting there. Although I did determine that it would be a 2.5 hour walk from my apartment to Trafalgar Square - so that might be something to try one of these days - assuming I don't get lost!


Canadian Finance Guy said...

A great investment to help prevent getting lost is an A to Z. It is a coiled map book that just about every Londoner has. They are relatively cheap as well! I think 6-8 quid.

Bouncing Back said...

I remember ordering a pizza in the UK the last time I was there, it was expensive, like twice the price I would pay in the US. Good luck on the food budget!

Fabulously Broke said...

Jealous :) I want to go to Europe. Maybe 2010.

town mouse said...

You might also want to consider a weekly or monthly bus pass on your oyster - I can't remember how much it is off-hand but it should give you unlimited travel all over London (unlike the tube there's no zones) and will save you a lot of footslogging in the lovely English winter.

Glad to see I survived the blogroll cut!

Jerry said...

I was just thinking about how expensive it is to live in London (we are in SE Europe) and wondering how people are able do it in that city. Good luck with everything, it sounds like everything is moving forward and falling into place. Are you eligible for the UK health insurance since you are working there now, or do you need citizenship? Oh, and I can totally agree with you on how awesome it is to walk around an ancient city and just see sites and take pics. Did that this morning, as a matter of fact... I hope you are enjoying selling music in London!