Commuting is like brushing your teeth: a personal, twice-daily routine you sort of weirdly look forward to at the beginning and end of the day. If you try talking at the same time, that’s when things go wrong.
Getting settled in London can take time. Even if you’ve lived here for 32 years.
I don’t cope well without books.
If I don’t have a book on the go, it makes me nervous. I carry one in my bag every day even if I know I’ll be listening to podcasts on the bus or walking to work. You never know when you might need one, just in case.
If you like sitting outside and reading books while trying to balance food on your knee during your lunch break, this is the place for you.
I saw loads of animals on my trip to the Galapagos Islands, and although I don’t discriminate because officially they were all very good, here’s an entirely non-scientific guide to my favourites.