Who is Sunshine in London?

I am a South African living in London. I have been living here since September 2009 and am embracing everything that London has to offer – and that has included flat-hunting, job-hunting and understanding the local culture and politics. I am an avid watcher of people, observer and noter of the absurd, I love to laugh and if I can make you laugh that makes my day!

I find that living, travelling and working in London offer me more material to write about than I could ever imagine! Join me as I write about my life in London, my life as a Saffa in London, my love of live music, passion for gym, exploring and working in London and everything in between. Oh, and that also includes anything else I think of!

Read a bit more about me and the meaning of Sunshine in London.


58 thoughts on “Who is Sunshine in London?

  1. Hi sunshine:

    YAY! YAY! YAY! I love your blog – read the whole thing (because it’s good, not because I’m a stalker!).

    Sorry I don’t have a job for you, but would you be my friend? I promise not to give you TMI (at least not in the first five minutes).

    I would like you to be the first woman from “across the pond” on my blogroll, if that’s okay…thanks!


    1. That’s absolutely wonderful! Thank you so much for reading my blog, and loving it! I’d love to be on your blogroll! You’ve TOTALLY made my day! Yay! x

      Oh, and yes – I’d love to be your friend!

  2. Count me in as a fan of your work, as well. I am going to add your blog to my blog role. Now, a suggestion. Please post some photos. I think the world needs to see London and where you live – I for one want to see the view from your flat window. And I would like to see your beautiful smile, because I know you have one.

  3. Hey Sunshine! First of all, I love the name of your blog. You are a wonderful writer, so glad Wendy gave you the award so we could “meet”! I’ll be your new BF in Texas – love all the South African info. Am also currently unemployed and not looking for a job (!) – reverse psychology, don’t you know. Will be back πŸ™‚ ta ta for now, izziedarling

  4. I am glad that I came over and check out the sunshine! I love your stuff! I am like you, go to bed late and up early. I too am a believer and a believer in miracles! Glad to meet you! I really like your stuff and spend some time on your site. I am adding you to my daily reads.

  5. Love to be in London again!! Finished my last semester of college there. It became my 2nd home. That was years ago and I STILL have dreams of Trafalgar Square. Tried to climb up on one of those lions, but never did succeed : )

  6. Ag, bok. So heppie you got featured! I’m a fellow Sarf Efriken living in the frozen north (Canada) and am loving your stories of culture fender-bending πŸ™‚ I miss my now-nows and my tunings and shames. I even say “Math” *GASP* Enjoy the warm weather; it’s -29 here πŸ˜‰

    1. Hello, submerina! I can like to meet another Saffa in the north!
      Thanks for visiting – hope you’ll make a turn by here again? πŸ™‚ Keep warm – Canada sure is cold.

  7. When I was working in JHB many years back, I collected a series of postcards from the market theatre precinct that had drawings of a girl riding on a rhino /elephant/giraffe in downtown JHB. it was an english girl sending home a snapshot of her perceived life in Africa.
    Loved the sense of displacement there and the big gap between what people back home think and what is true – provides endless opportunities for giggles and jokes!
    Am currently displaced in Sydney; delighted by the emergence of a shop in Manly called Du Plessis and company – thanks for the blog!

  8. I feel your pain: I am living in Paris at the moment and I have seen some weird things. The one that makes me laugh the most is taking the metro (tube) in the wee hours of the morning and watching people scarf down McDonald’s or Quick drunkenly. Never fails to amuse me.

    1. Absolutely right, Pat – it’s a compelling, awesome and fearsome city! And I love it – guess you did too? Where do you live now?
      Welcome to my blog – hope you’ll make yourself at home here!

  9. Isn’t London wonderful. Just subscribed to your blog, love your writing. Aussies & Sth Africans seem to have the same sense of humour & love of adventure…, looking forward to reading your posts.
    Cheers Anna

    1. Hi Anna – thanks for subscribing, and welcome to my blog! So good to have you here!
      I agree with you about the similarities, and we both come from a lovely warm climate! But yet, London is wonderful indeed, I love it. Look forward to getting to know you, Anna

      1. I was about to write to Anna saying she is absolutely right about the similarities, when I read Sunshine’s response. I am Brazilian, and while living in London for 3 years, I had Australian and South-African flatmates. You guys do have the same sense of humour, a bit sarcastic. It is great!
        Keep it up the good work, both of you.
        Cheers, from Brazil

      2. Hi Pat – yes, I guess we are all a bit sarcastic – glad you survived living with Aussie and SA flatmates!
        So lovely to have you here at my blog – hugs to you in Brazil.

  10. Hi Sunshine – I love your name, your musings and attitude! UK has a special place in my heart as my daughter is there with her fiance. I am new to the “blog world” and find connecting with like-minded folk so sweet! I just got on wordpress and am inspired by life and creativity too! Good luck you’ll find the right work….

    1. Thanks, Nana – and welcome to my blog! You’re most welcome here, and I have connected with such a special community of bloggers, it’s been awesome. You’ll find the same on your blogging adventure. Glad to meet you!
      I have found great work – so I guess I’ll need to update my About page, won’t I?

    1. Thank you so much, Monica – what an honour! I am so behind on blogs – both writing and reading – but you know what? I’m about to add you to my blogroll – didn’t realise you weren’t there! Hugs from London xx

  11. Just stopping by to say hi, Sunshine! I hope all’s well, and that you’ve bought your dress for the royal wedding on Friday. πŸ˜‰

    1. Hi Kate – you’re so kind and so sweet to check; thank you! We’ve been fine; but you’re right, it’s been a pretty awful week in this city. Hope all is ok where you are? xx

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