I love living here but staying above the poverty line is not easy at all. You really need to look after your money when you live in London. Thankfully I have learned a lot from my friends at London escorts. The girls that I work with have really become great friends and given me all sorts of advice since joining the escort’s agency.
The first thing I learned from colleagues at London escorts is to keep an eye on what you pay out in rent. Before I ended up working in London, I spent some time working in New York. In many parts of New York, you have something called rent control. That means that property owners who rent out property in New York can only charge a certain amount. The same scheme does not seem to exist in London, and this is one of the reasons rents in London are so expensive.
Food is not cheap here neither. I thought that food was going to be a lot cheaper. In New York, you have got a lot of food voucher published online and in magazines. All you need to do is to cut them out and take them into a store and you get money off straight away. It is a great way of saving money on basic essentials as well. You don’t have the same system here in the UK, but my new friends at London escorts have told me about Tesco club points and various other saving schemes.
I also found setting up a home in London very expensive. You really need to make the most out of special offers by stores like IKEA and the DIY chains. However a lot of girls at London escorts have also told me about charity shops. They are a bit like US thrift stores where you can pick up things a lot cheaper. I have tried a couple of close to me, and I have been able to pick up some great things for my flat. It now looks rather homely and London has started to grow on me.
Going out with my friends from London escorts is not cheap, so I try to go out and do things during the day time. I find all of the gyms in London too expensive so I focus on exercising in the parks. The parks are great and there are a lot of clubs which meet in the parks. You can for instance enjoy walking clubs and running clubs. You can even go rowing on the River Thames but to do that, you have to be a member of a rowing club. That can work out rather expensive so I have not tried that yet. I am sure that in a year’s time, I will feel right at home in London after I have become a little bit more settled. It would be nice to buy something but I am not sure that I will ever have the money for that.