Sunday, November 29, 2009
So far in london i've had some big firsts. They might look small to you, but i think they're a pretty big deal. Most of them are culinary. See for yourself.
+ ate a crumpet.
+ tried fish and chips.
+ tried marmite both on toast and in twiglet form, and liked it.
+ took a bus, in a city, by myself.
+ learned how to poach an egg.
+ ate a soft boiled egg out of an eggcup.
+ witnessed a tea cozy being used, without it being a kitschy joke.
+ made a key lime pie.
+ was in charge of thanksgiving.
+ read a lot of nineteenth century french texts.
+ saw not one, but two, english soccer games.
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Today has been just right. Lazy morning and tea, followed by an outing to Hampstead Heath. I'd never been there before, and it seems as though in going i found out where all of the yellow leaves were hiding in London. They're certainly here in a huge abundance, along with dogs and birds. There's not too much that makes me feel happier than knowing i'm in a city but not being able to hear cars, or trains, or anything. Knowing that you're just within a boundary of quiet. As if that couldn't be topped, a beautiful used bookstore was found down a cobblestone lane. Perfection.