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My third week abroad - Daniel

London

55 minutes – It takes 55 minutes by train to get from Brighton to Central London. That’s why we chose to pay this massive city a visit last Saturday. Nina, Stef and I took the “Gatwick Express” at 9am and arrived at London Victoria at 10. With only one day of sightseeing you definitely can’t cover every tourist attraction in London, so we chose to give this day a relaxed start. Our goal was to see every sight that’s easy to get to and not giving a hoot about things we couldn’t see.

 

 

First off we went to Buckingham Palace which was massively overcrowded. So we chose to walk through Green Park and later took the Underground from Hyde Park to Piccadilly Circus. There we went in a few stores and made our way to Oxford Street where we met up with Marco and Halitcan (they are doing their internships in London).

 

After having lunch together our two “Guides” lead us to Westminster. Different location - overcrowded again. Taking a tube from Westminster to where Marco works takes around 6 minutes, so we chose to go there and view the “Shard”. After having one or two drinks and seeing the skyscrapers in the financial district of London we went northbound to a bar. The so-called “Bounce” is a relaxed bar in Central London. We had a drink and decided to play some ping-pong on one of the many tables there. This was definitely an appropriate way to finish off this exciting day. Well technically, at least for us, the day hadn’t been finished yet. Arriving in Brighton at 9pm we chose to go out that night. – Overall the day in London was exhausting - but impressive and absolutely worth it.

 

3rd Week at Work

My third week at Now! Charity started with the task of updating the Facebook Marketplace again. Ryan and I split the work and finished the job quickly. In the afternoon our main task was creating graphics using Canva. The graphics should promote the company’s new website on Facebook.

 

Tuesday it was time for a video shoot. Ryan and I were filmed whilst upcycling items and doing laptop-based work. In addition to that we also gave an interview where we mainly talked about our tasks and the programmes that brought us to Now! Charity.

 

On Wednesday we headed out to the other sights of the company in Eastbourne and Hailsham. Ryan and I did the marketplace and had conversations with the people working there.

 

 

Thursday and Friday I was based in the headquarters in Lewes. My task was to find out about the best options to raise funds at the company’s 25th anniversary next year. It really challenged me from a creativity perspective, but it was again somewhat different from my usual tasks – splendid!

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    Graham Crewe (Tuesday, 23 July 2019 00:22)

    I really enjoyed reading this. Sounds like you are having a great time - both at work and in your free time.

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