This year in March is my 10 year anniversary of moving to London! Can’t even believe it has been this long. To celebrate I will be creating a “London Series”. I am sharing the highlights of each year in pictures.
On the 4th of March 2008 I moved to London with my boyfriend. We had no job and no bed to sleep in but we didn’t give up!
In March we had a couple of new homes after sleeping on the floor for a week at my auntie’s place. First one was in Kilburn and the second one in Willesden Green.
First bed in London
Second bed in London
Victorian window in Willesden
First snow flakes
Settled down in our new place, April was a month to explore Brighton and London.
Cringe touristy photo
From the Brighton Pier
Snow on the 6th of April
London Park Swan
In May we visited Windsor, had the crazy idea of going to France for lunch, got a tan in Hyde Park and spent a weekend in Southampton!
Me in Windsor
Learning how to tan like a local in Hyde Park
Start of the Calais Trip
Leaving Dover behind
Walking in Southampton
Weekend in Southampton
Calshot Spit in Southampton
Waiting to return home in Southampton
In June the Euro was on so we watched a fair bit of football and celebrated Portugal day at the park eating sardines.
An attempt of representing the Portuguese flag
Watching Portugal vs Turkey outside in Stockwell
Sardines to celebrate Portugal
Saying goodbye to our Willesden home
In July we moved to Hendon, went on a day trip to Winchester where we met Tochas (a famous comedian in Portugal) and enjoyed another Summer day at the park.
Train to Winchester
Taking a picture with Tochas
Our new bedroom
In August we didn’t do much.
Cash machine in Hendon
Our new home
Tree in Hyde Park
September was a great month. We went back to Portugal for the first time to spend time with family and friends.
Quality time with my mum
BBQ in Algarve
Spending time with friends
Love toilet paper
Windy at Costa da Caparica
Serious face selfie
Strolling at Ericeira
My brother Casper
My brother Mathias
Seafood at Ericeira
In London we were tourists again and partied hard.
Group pic at Cineworld’s party
Toilet selfie in Cineworld
October was another busy month. I organised my best friend’s birthday, visited Oxford, went out bowling with friends from my new job, went to Southfields to spend time with André, went out for drinks and it snowed!
Bowling (or drinking) with Renata
At the bowling place with Disney
Bowling with André
Wine at Renata’s birthday
Renata, me and André
Bron with the boys
André operating on Renata’s cake
Opening the wine in Southfields
My grandma sent me some treats
Out for drinks
In November we went to a Karaoke place with the Portuguese group and I went bowling again with the work lot.
Toilet selfie at the bowling place
December was a busy month with all the festivities.
Guanabara with Renata
House party at André’s
House party at André’s
Secret Santa at work
Being silly at work
And we went back to Portugal for Christmas and NYE.
Table at my grandma’s
My little brother
Drinking tea the right way
Ready for NYE
Out at NYE for a meal
This was 2008 in pictures. It was a very special year. I really enjoyed this trip down memory lane and I am looking forward to going back to 2009.
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