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Double deck on Putney Bridge

A good 2 hours later, the National Express driver pulled off at Hammersmith Coach Stop.

Victoria Coach Station
I wasn’t expecting that I would be allowed off there but then I noticed by the window that he was making it quick to get my stuff out of the baggage compartment and then quickly grabbed my things and jumped off the bus. So that was really kind of him to letting me off here.

 

Now I just had to cross some streets with my stuff and find a bus stop that would go south of the river to Putney, I did but it was not a direct bus. People were all noticing and even someone asked me on the bus: ‘’its moving day?!’’

 

So at Putney Bridge I jumped into another bus up the hill to Putney Heath Green man and started the short but hell heavy trek to our apartment building. I did it at the gate but there was no one home and it took a while before someone picked up his or her phone. I used the opportunity to climb up to the fourth floor when someone walked out of the building and waited on the balcony by our door. It took a little while before the guy I was taking the room from came over and then I received my key, dropped my things inside and just before he left, I asked him if he could dropped me at the nearest supermarket (I needed food for my new place now!).

Victoria Coach Station
He brought me to Asda and told me how to get back to the flat. So now I made a large grocery and headed back home on a double decker.

 

Later on my new flatmate did arrive and we could great each other while I was just cleaning up my room and placing all my stuff in.

 

My first week was quiet enough in the house and in my new neighbourhood. Going to walk in this cold approaching winter and trying to see if there was some job offer in the neighbourhood. It took me a good week to manage to print my CV up but then I went to handle it in the various shops on Putney Heath and even tried to register at the local Interim Agency, but didn’t hear from them before the following year.

 

I applied to many more over the Internet while looking at Gumtree and at planning jobs website. I got some calls, some were obviously not serious, and as they never gave me the proper details when they said they were going to call back or email me the details.

Flying lines
But one morning, I received a call from BBT and was having an appointment later that month to register with them. That was extremely great news.

 

I also received another call from a tiny shop that was searching for staff to sell and deliver sandwiches. I accepted and on the second week of December I was making my way to Clapham area to meet with them and the following morning to tour the round and meet with the customers. So I would be doing that every morning until Christmas. The sale rarely did well for me, and it was justified by the approach of Christmas but it did lower my expenses in food, as I would get to keep any unsold food items. As the job was commission paid and that the majority of my days I was in the negative, it was a good minimum. At least that job kept me fit (cycling on hilly southern London (Balham Area) with a heavy bike and a trailer full of drinks and sandwiches does that) and makes me do something instead of being at home and lazy. I also had the chance to get to know the Balham – Clapham area like the palm of my hand, I also liked to be up early and doing that. Especially crossing Clapham Park while it was morning and slightly freezing.

Overview from the appartment

 

Although after my 2 weeks I was a bit disappointed at the sale and knew I wouldn’t be able to continue as such. Especially since I got into problems with a large, sweat pants wearing, fat guy that was keeping the gate of a business complex where I could sell a lot of items. Not having that place anymore, he wasn’t allowing us in no more, was making it even harder for me.

 

One afternoon, I got my appointment near Victoria at BBT agency and met with Tom Lenham who was to be my placement agent. I registered and we talked about my experience and qualities before he offered some opening that we discussed further. The good news was that he immediately started to send my CV after I reviewed his version (which became my basic CV… at British Standards). And few days later, he told me the news that I would have an interview for a job in Esher, just outside London but easy to commute, which would take place at the end of the month. So now I would have to get ready at reading about this suburb and job and shop for a suit during Boxing day!

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Double deck on Putney Bridge
Double deck on Putney Bridge
Victoria Coach Station
Victoria Coach Station
Victoria Coach Station
Victoria Coach Station
Flying lines
Flying lines
Overview from the appartment
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