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The Big Move!!

Well, as I mentioned the other evening, I’m here… in London… the Capital, not just of a country nor a nation, but the Empire (well OK so the empire is a little smaller than it used to be, but hey, we’ve still got Gibralta!!). A more diverse place you’re not likely to see. However, the first thing I noticed about London had nothing to do with the many colours you’ll see, nor the many accents you’ll hear.
 
Driving here is a complete Nightmare!!
 
 
I tell no lie when I say the first time I drove inside the M25 (orbital road around London, also known as "the longest car park in Europe"), I spent the night in discomfort due to my left calf suffering from the clutching!! Anyways, over the course of a few weeks, 2 car journies, several work trips in the city with detours & a trip to Ikea I was here. I moved into my new abode (but more about the flat another night).
 
Anyways, I have to say, as far as moves go this was pretty straight forward. It is about 50 miles between Hove & London and it took me about two hours to move… 30 minutes to devour the 35 miles of motorway to the M25 and about 1 hour 20 minutes to complete the journey!! Like I said, Nightmare!!
 
 
I also had the joy of visiting Ikea on my relocation… one word, WOW. The concept is absolute genius. Full of mad people, ridiculous opening hours (2300 on a Saturday for a furniture shop!?!?) but most importantly, some cracking furniture – and in some cases, at cracking prices. I managed to pick up a shelving unit for my new room to ensure the bed wasn’t lonely. Also, the Swedish Meatballs were decent (although I was rather hungry).
 
So here I am, sitting in my new lounge in the Hamlet, Denmark Hill, London.
 
 
Oh and one final thing… the streets are not paved with gold after all…
 
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About Mcfaggen

Having grown up in Co. Fermanagh where most of my family still reside, I thought it would be worthwhile to keep a blog of my travels around the rest of the UK, Europe and the World.

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2 thoughts on “The Big Move!!

  1. Swedish meatballs. Yuck. Keep the stories coming – I\’m hoping we get to chat on Messenger again soon. Hope you\’re doing okay. Don\’t forget to keep smiling! And then EVERYONE in London is BOUND to love you :o)

    Posted by Catherine | October 26, 2005, 09:48
  2. You\’re too kind Catherine!! Don\’t worry, I\’ll keep the stories coming along!!:o)

    Posted by Barry | October 29, 2005, 14:35

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