So it’s already been a whole month since I moved down to Guildford! Time really has flown by as I’ve moved in, started my new job and started to explore the area. As someone who’s from the North, It’s a bit different living in Surrey.
The area as a whole seems a lot safer and calmer than Newcastle. Although there’s a high street, it’s not nearly as busy living in the City Centre in Newcastle. It’s just feels safer overall, but many of my colleagues at work have said that nothing bad really happens in Guildford. The worst is mainly traffic accidents, which isn’t surprising as I’ve seen the commuting traffic every morning and afternoon.
The high street is also full of more expensive shops, especially the end I live at. They do have the Friary Shopping Centre which holds my favourites such as Primark, Urban Outfitters and Topshop. There’s also so many places to eat at, and there’s a food court within the Friary. Since work is opposite the Friary, I’ve already tried many of them as well. Oops.
I updated you a bit on my new place a couple of weeks ago. It’s a really good flat, larger than my old one. It’s also in a fantastic place. Only 10 minutes walk to work, 15 to get to the main train station. It’s great for getting around as I’m also right around the corner from the high street and the secondary train station.
It’s also really close to London. There’s a fast train which can get you to Waterloo in about 40 minutes! This will be great to meet people who live in London, or who can also get into London easily. I’ve already visited one of my friends who’s also on a placement, and we visited Camden together!
I’m really loving my placement as well! It’s definitely the right role for me, and I’m still feeling really lucky I got it. I ended up having 13 assessment centres and interviews before I managed to get this Marketing Communications Internship so it was such a relief as well. I’ve been able to go to some really cool meetings and there’s so many amazing events I get to go to in the year ahead too.