I’m now about two-thirds through my travel-less summer in London, and have just finished an eight-week internship in a big corporate technology company. While I’m genuinely glad to have had the experience of working in a regular office for two months (and even getting paid for it), I can’t say I’m too upset that I’m returning to being a student again – I’ll be spending the next month or so catching up on university work before I return in October for my final year. When I told my manager on Friday that I had learnt a lot from the internship I wasn’t lying – I think almost the best thing about it was that I had the chance to speak to so many different people about what they had done with their careers, how they had started out, and what they would recommend for people of my age. (more…)
I took a break from writing blog-posts during last term as I found it was just too good an opportunity to procrastinate from doing actual uni-work, but now that it’s the summer holidays, I’m hoping I will have a bit more time to write a few more posts. That said, I’ve just joined twitter and am finding it strangely addictive even though I have next to no followers (so if you want to follow me, search for @JazzzyRG!)… and tweets are much more time-efficient to write than blog-posts!
This summer I’m doing an 8-week summer internship in London. It’s my first time doing a ‘proper’ internship (or indeed any work experience bar the two weeks I spent working in a theatre when I was 16, and a bit of waitressing when I was 18), the first time in 3 years that I’ve stayed in London for this long all in one go, and the first time that I have not filled my summer with trips and holidays back-to-back. So lots of new experiences! (more…)
I got back from Turkey last night after a fabulous ten days there. But it’s reminded me of how mixed my feelings can be whenever I come home to London. On the one hand, there’s the sadness that you’re leaving – but on the other hand, the excitement of seeing people you’ve missed, and happiness if the trip that you had been planning for months has gone successfully for the most part. Or by converse, in the unlikely event that a trip abroad hasn’t gone as expected, there’s the relief that you won’t have to see X ever again – whether X be a disliked fellow traveller, a destination that didn’t live up to your dreams, or a particularly unpleasant restaurant owner. Anyway, here’s a roundup of some of the things that struck me this morning. (more…)
A few days ago, in central London, I passed this rather unassuming turquoise door, squeezed tightly in between two busy cafes. (more…)