Hello from the City, London!

Good Morning, Ladies and Gentlemen, and welcome to my blog!

My name is James Pattison Raikes, I’m a recent graduate from King’s College London with a degree in English, and I have just moved into my brand new, substandard, unjustly expensive apartment on Tudor Street in The City. Currently I am unemployed, but my ultimate aspiration is to become a writer. Well, more specifically, a writer that gets paid (that seems to be the real trouble). So naturally, as a man without a paycheck and with my ultimate ambition to take on a type of career that almost certainly has a small paycheck (unless maybe I write about teenage wizards – which I won’t do), where should I choose to live but in a supremely expensive city, in an overpriced apartment, five blocks from where I went to college for three years?

What does that say for my wit and creativity? :-/

Yet possessing that young idealism (call it naiveté) and driven near insanity living with my parents back home in Slough, I decided it was better to find something somewhere that would allow me to live on my own. My parents agreed to help pay a few of my first rent checks before I find myself a job, and in the meantime I am going to write a blog on my exploits in the City. Hope you enjoy!


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