It’s hard to compare the lifestyle I have here in London to what I had in Christchurch. It’s just too different. I can’t say “I have a better lifestyle here” because there are some things that are not better – I live in a tiny flat with no living space, a grotty kitchen, and no garden. However my tiny flat is right in the centre of London. London! And that has a lot of lifestyle benefits.
While I try to live fairly frugally, my income permits a few little luxuries now and then – some fantastic cheese or olives from the Borough Market, perhaps, a bottle of fantastic wine now and then, and as you will know from some of my pictures I have lately been in the habit of keeping fresh flowers in my room. These I tend to buy reduced to clear at my local Waitrose, and they usually last several days after I buy them.
And I get to take photos of them!