So how does it feel being back in London? Not so bad really. I don't want to live here any more, but working here for a bit feels ok when I know that I have my home in the country waiting for me! The thing that has always got me about living in London has been the sheer quantity of people and that will never change. I don't suppose anyone really likes pushing onto a crowded train and standing nose to armpit with someone, but some people seem to accept it as something they have to put up with. I suppose I could never really accept that. The amount of times I have let 2 or 3 tubes go by because I refuse to squash, you wouldn't believe. So yes, the worst bit for me has always been the crowds, with particular reference to public transport. The difference I notice massively is kindness. Now, obviously there are plenty of kind people here, but I mean general kind to a stranger sort of niceness. It is very lacking here. Where everyone says hello or stops for a chat where I live, very few people even make eye contact here. I suppose it's big city complex or some such thing.
1 week down, 7 to go.