When I moved to London, I was looking for something new to do and had to settle for the local area.
There was a plethora of options to explore but nothing that was really as appealing as a place that felt as close to home.
This was the inspiration for my trip to the UK’s capital.
I had no idea what I was going to do with my new home, so I went to a local property website to make sure that I knew exactly what I wanted.
I then found an area I was interested in and decided to see if I could find it on the internet.
For the next few months I stayed with my friend, Matt, at his place, and had a look around the place.
The first thing I noticed was that it was a little big for me.
It’s just over 200 square feet but the rest of the property is huge.
I’d always been into large apartments so when Matt told me about this place I was instantly intrigued.
Matt said that it had been in the planning stages for a while and was looking to sell for a fair price.
At the time, I didn’t know what I would be looking for, but I did know that I wanted to make a change and be a bit more active with my life.
Matt told me that there was an outdoor space on the first floor with a swimming pool and outdoor deck.
As I walked around, I realised that it wasn’t a big deal but Matt was quite adamant that it would be a great space to have.
So I walked over and we got to work.
When I looked at Matt’s website I was surprised to see that the site didn’t list any properties in the area, which was disappointing because I’d been looking for a place to live since I was 15.
This was the first time I had ever visited a site where no properties were listed, and I was a bit disappointed.
But Matt assured me that he was planning on expanding the property so that I would have more options and be able to explore.
During our visit, I found a few other properties on the ground floor.
A few months later, I moved in.
It wasn’t until my first day of living there that I realised what I’d done wrong.
While Matt and I enjoyed the space, we were still in the same state of mind that we’d been in before.
We were just looking for another place to be with family and friends, but Matt and his wife, Emily, were very concerned about what we’d done.
“Matt, we want you to take your new place to a new level,” Emily said.
“It’s not the same as having a new place, it’s going to be different.”
Matt was right.
He didn’t really know what he wanted to do, but he was determined to make the change that he wanted.
After we moved in, we found that Matt and Emily had started renting out the living room, kitchen and dining room for a bit.
They were both extremely busy and it was difficult to get around the whole place when you were there, so we decided to do it ourselves.
With the help of my friend Ben, I spent some time working out the details of the plan and found that it worked out very well.
In the meantime, I got to enjoy the best of the garden, the swimming pool, the gym and the outdoors.
On our last night at the property, we decided that we needed to take a short break to explore the outdoors and we decided the best thing to do was take a quick trip down to the swimming area.
Ben and I were lucky enough to be able get a few pictures of the water and the landscape with our phones.
Since I’d found a new location in a very small space, I decided to stay up until 3am on a weekday to take photos of the area with my phone.
My phone was a Panasonic Lumix D810 and I wanted it to be a good lens.
Our first stop was the river and the water was absolutely amazing.
Not only did I have the luxury of having a great camera, but the water also gave me a good view of the views of the surrounding gardens and the surrounding cityscape.
There was a small waterfall in the middle of the swimming areas so we took pictures of it, as well as a few of the rocks and boulders that were in the river.
Emily was also really excited to get out on the water.
She wanted to get her swimming lesson in as soon as possible.
Then, we took a quick break to enjoy a cup of coffee and some lunch.
What followed was an incredibly busy weekend, but it was the perfect excuse to take some photos of some of the wildlife we encountered along the way.