My working day starts with my walk to work. I live in Islington and work at Arup’s office in Fitzroy Street, just off Tottenham Court Road. It is a 3.5 mile walk and a lovely way to start my day – whatever the weather. There is always so much to look at – the changing of the seasons, seeing the same faces going to school or work, changes to buildings etc – and it gives me great thinking time, as well as good exercise.
My typical day at work is a blend of meetings, emails, phone calls etc on the various projects I am working on, together with the variety of issues that crop up in my role as staff manager for our Transport Consulting team of 80 or so people.
I try to move around the office as much as possible during my working day – face to face contact is so much better than messaging! - and I opt for walking meetings when I can. I am blessed with working in a lovely part of London so there are many good local routes for walking meetings. I also always try to make sure that I get out at lunchtime – even if it is just for 5 or 10 minutes.
After work can often be a work talk or an evening meeting, or an evening out to see a film or a play or listen to some music. After which it is normally the bus home as it is late. My day usually ends with some music – a better way to get to sleep than listening to the news – but the time it ends can be very variable!