I’m excited to announce that as of Monday I’m the new Account Executive at London-based travel PR and Marketing company Hills Balfour.
I’ve felt ready for a while to rein in my spontaneous inner-adventurer and sink my teeth into a role which will take me all over the world, whilst enabling me to progress. It’s quite amazing how grounded I already feel knowing I’ll be starting this on Monday and look forward to sharing my business and professional adventures abroad with you along the way.
In the meantime, what’s up London!
Often we are so consumed by the pace of life that we stop noticing the beautiful things around us: nature, architecture, people, landmarks, all of which comprise the fabric of a place. After a while is easy to ignore, or more tune out of our surroundings, so I thought it would be fun to view my hometown Brighton with fresh, tourist eyes.. Here are some pictures from around Brighton town, reminding me just why I love this city!
Oh Guernsey, you’re a funny little island full of funny little people. Having been here for a couple of months now it’s fair to say it’s been an interesting experience observing how the country operates and what the people do, as I discussed in my last post ‘Getting to know the locals’.
Having spent the past 6 weeks in Guernsey, I’ve begun to notice some of the endearing and peculiar traits of the local people…
- They reply to most statements “Is it?” (pronounced “iz-et”) or “eh”
- The first 10 minutes of a conversation with a Guern will revolve around finding out who your mutual friends are and then following up the inevitable surprise of having friends/ acquaintances in common with “Small world eh!”
- They like to know where abouts on the island you live pretty much immediately
- They like to make/grow things to share with their colleagues and friends
- They have their own legal tender (The Guernsey Pound) and their own variation of the French language (Guernsey French, which the local news station recites their news out in on a Saturday morning)
- Some of them, mainly the elderly, have a slight intolerance for foreigners, outsiders and accents which extends to accents from the British Isles! We have a friend from Manchester and some of her elderly colleagues refused to speak to her until she, “learned to talk properly”
- The island is so safe they leave their houses and cars unlocked (I even saw that someone had left their door open on their Mercedes, and when I returned to the car park two hours later it was still there, with the door still open!)
- There is a resistant to change: the current big debate is whether shops in the town centre should open on Sunday. The locals are not happy.
- People swim in the sea 365 days a year
- They say “Cheery” when they say goodbye