Well, I am now officially on my summer break! One year of uni done, moved out of halls and home for the summer.
Today was my first day at a new job right in the heart of the city, opposite Westminster Abbey. It is my first official 8-4, 5 days a week job. I am very happy to be doing something which actually pays, as much as I love volunteering, money is key for anyone (especially students!) The company is called Watts & Co. and is “the world’s foremost purveyor of fine ecclesiastical designs, textiles, furnishings and accessories.” My job includes office/ computer work, packaging and sending parcels, cleaning and some photography of the items such as the silverware the shop has. All the staff are extremely friendly and it is nice to know someone who actually works there.
Another bonus to the job is the fact that I have a very pleasant commute there and back. Cycling across Hyde Park, past Buckingham Palace then onto Westminster passed Big Ben and the Abbey. Great exercise, free and by far, quicker than the tube.
Additionally, the location of the workplace is very prestigious. Opposite Westminster Abbey off Millbank and parallel to the Thames between Westminster and Lambeth Bridges, an hours lunch break soon ends.
Here’s a panorama I took at lunch of the location.