Hey, Hows it going? I’m James and i’ve been living here in Southampton for about 3 years or so now. I first moved here after finishing my Degree at Plymouth University and have since decided to make Southampton my Home!
Why Do I Love It Here?
When I first moved here I didn’t think that there was a whole lot going on. Thankfully, Southampton proved me wrong. With time i’ve come to meet a whole variety of great people and find a fantastic array of little gems. Brewdog, The Dancing Man, Tap rooms, Harbour Lights cinema, the various ‘Lounges,’ The Oxfords, Culture Southampton, The Talking Heads and The Joiners to name but a few! (Yes i’m aware theres a disproportionate amount of pubs, I’m only human…)
I even managed to land a job working for one of my favourite’s: Mettricks Tea and Coffee. This awesome place is the reason I even know half the awesome places and people that I do. I couldn’t be more grateful.
So I joined Mettricks Old town (there was just one back then!) in 2014 and instantly found my passion. I was encouraged and nurtured by my colleagues and am now a Head barista in the company. I will be traveling to Bristol, along with fellow Mettricks-ite Domo, on the 14th of February to compete for Mettricks and Southampton in the 2017 UK Barista Championships. Exciting times!
What a great time to be a Southamptoner. I for one, am very excited to see Southampton snapping on the heals of cool, interesting cultural cities such as Bristol and Brighton. Especially as we continue to develop.
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