I couldn’t go back to regular blogging without mentioning experiencing one of the downsides to this city life – the crime. Earlier this week our flat was broken into during the day, turned upside down and all grabable valuable items taken. Whilst I can deal with a stolen laptop and just about my digital camera, the hardest thing to swallow was the theft of jewellery which had sentimental value, something you can’t replace for a few…

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The move from WordPress.com is complete so I can happily welcome you to This City Life’s permanent home!  If you’re a regular reader you’ll notice that it pretty much looks the same as it was under its former online home and so you may be wondering why I made the move at all? Well the simple reason is that a bit like Blogger after a few weeks I noticed some limitations.  I’ve been reading a lot more blogs…

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I’m making This City Life a .com website this weekend.  I’d like to think I could be on my way to becoming a .com millionaire but in reality I know that this move will only satisfy my thirst for social media knowledge and hopefully provide a more interesting and engaging blog for you to enjoy. As all this technology stuff is new to me, I’m not 100% sure what will happen when I make the switch! But what I can guarantee is that whilst it…

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As a native brummie, London definitely took some getting used to and I still have days where I feel like I’m on some kind of assault course, weaving around human obstacles, running for tubes and trying to breath in sardine tin spaces.   On a recent grumpy commute where I felt TfL was definitely against me I started to think how did I learn to love this city?  Here are my thoughts… Realise London is your oyster. It’s a big place and definitely worth exploring with…

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When I was looking for something to do to raise funds for the Motor Neurone Disease association, afternoon tea was an instant hit as it’s one of my favourite things to do in London. Tea, sandwiches, cakes and scones with the company of your friends is a great combination!  I’ve enjoyed a few in my time in this city so I definitely had some good inspiration. You may have seen in some of my recent…

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