Londonblog by Delaya: "Christmas Season in London"

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My time here in London has been amazing so far!

I’ve met many amazing people from all over the word, got to discover so many beautiful parts of London, and if that’s not enough, I can develop my English skills and gain valuable work experience in an international company.


Every day from Monday to Friday I start work at 9am and finish at 5.30pm. My friend Maxima and I are doing our internship in the Head Office of the language School St Giles International. As she already mentioned in her blog entry, we have a variety of tasks that we are responsible for. Our daily routine consists of replying to enquiries, putting together quotes for direct students or agents, ordering brochures and signing up agents that would like to partner up with St Giles International.


But mainly Maxima and I are responsible for the inbox, which means we have to reply to all the emails that come through every day.


At the beginning I felt the same way as Maxima, I was a bit overwhelmed and shocked by the amount of work and responsibility that was handed to us, considering we are only interns and have never worked before. It definitely took me some time to adjust to the work atmosphere and workflow.


However, I am happy to say that (I reckon) we are both doing a good job and I am confident that we will continue to do so. Furthermore, I am sure that this internship will be a great preparation for future work life and prepare us perfectly for our internship back in Switzerland.


I am lucky to have a rather short trip to work and my workplace is located in Central London and only 15 minutes by foot to Covent Garden. I am fairly sure that I’ve already mentioned this before, but Covent Garden is one of my favorite places in London. Especially now, since everything is set up for Christmas.


Although I do enjoy my internship, I am very happy when the weekend comes closer. My favorite thing to do during my weekends is to grab a coffee with my friends, enjoy the rather rare sunny weather, walk around in the city, or a bit more out of town and talk, walk around and discover endless many beautiful streets, boutiques, cafes and restaurants.


I also love to visit different markets such as vintage markets, food markets or flower markets. As happy as I am here, I am also looking very much forward to going back home for Christmas to celebrate and see my family and friends again.


Recently my mom, my sister and a friend visited me, and before that I haven’t even realised how much I’ve missed them. But know I am even happier to go back, but at the same time I am also looking forward to returning to London and enjoying my last weeks in beautiful London to the fullest.


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