This morning I missed my bus stop on the way to work and found myself in Sussex Gardens. This is where I stayed when I first arrived in London, unsurprisingly as the street is packed with hotels end to end.

It wasn’t my first visit to London but it turned out to be a life-changing experience.

Today I got off, had a quick look around, took this photo and realised that I was there in the same time of year (I was about to start uni) and memories of one of the most exciting periods of my life started rushing back. I knew that I had found The Place I wanted to be in, it was a very comforting feeling but at the same time I knew it was going to mess up my plans.

Now, 19 years (and two moves in other European countries) later, I have just become a British subject. Yes, my life has not exactly been as linear as I would have wanted it, but I am here now and I could not be happier anywhere else.