We’re looking at small flats in East London, because who needs stuff anyway, right?
We want to buy in a “cool” area of one of the most expensive cities in the world. The latter fact has affected our ability to save. Plus, we’re both freelancers and banks really seem to hate that.
Last year, I undertook perhaps the greatest personal and financial adventure of my life: Producing, writing, financing, creating, and performing in a Fringe Festival production called The Hatter, which took me across the country to four cities I’d never visited—London, Ottawa, Toronto, and Saskatoon—over the course of two months. I kept some records to see what it cost me, to compare festivals in different cities, and to decide whether or not I’d do it again. Here’s what I ended up with.
Quite good: Victoria Hannan’s portraits of London cab drivers, with stories. My favorite: Ray (pictured above). “Ray’s been driving cabs for 16 years. He thinks it’s the best working class job there is and that there aren’t many others that let you work every day of your life if you want to.”
A job that lets you work every day of your life = best job. :(
(Another favorite woke up at 4 a.m. everyday for three years to study The Knowledge, “a test which has been described as a bit like having a mental atlas of London in your head.”)