Monday, February 28, 2011
I keep debating whether i miss having a traditional saturday/sunday weekend, or whether my current sunday/monday off are actually the way to go. There's something nice about having monday off when everyone else is getting back to the daily grind. Today i decided to make the best of sleeping in late on this grey day with delicious plum jam a friend made, scrabble, seinfeld and a pot of tea. I think that makes a strong case for having monday off.
Friday, February 25, 2011
I haven't been very inspired to write anything lately on this blog, and then today, there was some sunshine and somehow it made me feel a spark. I had forgotten how dismal february in london is. It's seriously mood altering in a way i haven't ever felt weather to be. My whole life i've enjoyed rainy days more than anyone else i know, save maybe one or two others who share my view of how completely cozy they are. However, rainy days in london aren't the same as rainy days back home. Here it isn't rain that makes a lovely noise on the window panes, instead it's a damp, cold mist that goes straight to your core and makes you shiver. And february, is day after day of that. The only upside is that when it's sunny you feel incredible.
The past two days have finally given me a bit of hope in the gloom. The sun today came and went, but while it stuck around i realized that because london has been so grey there haven't been beautiful shadows in a long time. Everything is matte. No shadow follows you around. And then today, all of the sudden, my shadow was back.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Monday, February 7, 2011
Saturday, February 5, 2011
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Sometimes i forget how easy it is to get stuck in the east london bubble. Today i was forced out of it by having to run an errand on New Bond St, and honestly, it was amazing to walk around that part of town. I had forgotten how much i love green park, even when it's misty and a bit grey. And also i had forgotten about the fact that i live in the same place that the queen does... so i went to go see if she was in and the flag was indeed up. The wandering did me good. It was a mini adventure in a seemingly not so adventurous part of london.