July 2017 - Rachel Ellen

Monday, 24 July 2017

Solo in Soho

Just in case you're one of the people I haven't spoken to about this week, I have a placement at the Good Housekeeping Institute in Soho, London. I've been so excited and so nervous for this for months.

I have never been in London on my own before, in fact this is only the fourth time I have ever been. So this is all quite new to me!

Things I've learnt so far

1. The underground is as scary as I thought it would be, but so far it is so easy to use. 
2. London is massive, I can't even begin to comprehend its size. But you still sometimes stumble upon things, who'd have known Soho was so close to Buckingham Palace. If you fancy having me for lunch Queeny, just give me a call.
3. I once read that going to a restaurant on your own is liberating, well my first experience was terrifying and for some reason the whole thing was so much more difficult.
4. If I ever lived in London (and got over the issue in point 3) I could save money on rent by not having a kitchen. You could probably eat out 3 times a day for a full year and not even touch the surface of the number of food places - but would probably cost more than renting a place with a kitchen.
5. There are people EVERYWHERE.

I'm really excited for the rest of my week here, and hopefully by the end of the week, London will be much more comfortable for me and less intimidating!

Thanks for reading,

Rachel xx