"Wednesday is Hump Day". I said this in front of my new colleagues and got some strange looks in return.
It has nothing to do with those extra-curricular activities. Is it the celebration of the fact that at lunchtime on Wednesdays you are officially "over the hump" and can stop dreaming about the previous weekend and start planning for the one coming up.
Today is an extra special Hump Day as it is also Summer Solstice.
Another 'hump' if you will. It's the longest day of the year and from now on they will get shorter and night will come sooner.
I guess technically that means we are half way through summer, although it doesn't feel like it has even begun yet. This is not such a happy hump.
I'd better start working on that Summer Bucket List pronto. So far I have only made a little progress on points 1, 8 and 1. Must. Try. Harder.
The move that has been at the top of my 5 Year Plan for the last...um, five years. The move that my Clapham-born Dad has been nagging me to make for I don't know how long.
The move to London.
Well, I have completed the first phase of The Move at least. I'm staying with one of my favourite friends in the picturesque town of Henley-on-Thames and commuting to my new job in the City. One thing at a time.
I have a Travelcard, blazer and killer heels (stored under my desk for when I get to the office obviously)
The Move was a scary one. I've had some great times over the last few months and as the time came to leave I had the inevitable doubts as to whether I was doing the right thing. Surely it would be easier to stay near the beach, near friends this summer. I could relocate in the Autumn, or next year.
When it came to it, I knew that this was, is, the right time for me. I was encouraged by family and friends who reminded me that should I need them, they will be right where I left them...by the sea.
I can't quite believe that I have done it after all this time. This is my life now and I intend the record my eats, buys and adventures here.