"You'll hate the commute," my ICIS suburban colleagues warned me when I told them I was moving to work in central London. My new office is on the corner of Trafalgar Square (site of today's Olympic Victory Parade), and it takes a fair bit longer to travel there each day.
And it's on public transport, so I will be catching colds and moaning about delays and the expense and over-crowding...
Still, one week in, and I'm enjoying the time on the train to read. I like the ten minute walk over the new Golden Jubilee Bridge in the early morning. The view from the bridge in the blazing sunshine every day in the last week has been uplifting and energising.
the winter comes, I will treat the morning journey as if it is a day's walking
in the Highlands of Scotland: sensible shoes, waterproof clothing with a hood,
gloves. Between entering my office building and getting in the shiny lift in
the atrium, I will undergo a Cinderella-like transformation, emerging
(Photo: view from the bridge, walking to work last week.)