Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Life in London so far...



One month of my precious six months here has already gone. Already gone. I can. not. believe it. I've only just started to feel settled and find my feet in this place and my gosh am I loving every minute of it. Who'd have even thunk it? That the ocean obsessed little seafairy would love living in a crowded, stinky, loud & utterly wonderfully vibrant city like London. 

It's still early days to say whether I'll choose to stay here at the end of my 'long vacation', these days I'm making a habit of living in the present and not over thinking what's around the corner, instead focusing on today. Now. This week. Maybe this month at a very big push. 
So what's new here? What's life like in a city through the eyes of someone who's used to the ebb and flow of the tide, living slowly and idly by the meadows and always having the time to do nothing?
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Tuesday, 16 May 2017

The Good Thing About Rainy Days



On this island we are by nature sun lovers* because we live in Britain and we don’t see a lot of it. The tiniest ray of warm peeping out behind a cloud and we’re out in the garden with picnic blankets and pimms trying our best to photosynthesise like the little, overly-polite and personal-space loving pot plants that we are. I had the fortune to spend this weekend at a delightful friend’s wedding in Cheltenham and we had fun grilling the Texan’s about whether they ever got tired of the sun. Apparently people CAN tire of the sunshine. Could you believe that? After weeks of a pretty decent and unexpected bout of sunshine most unprecedented in April, the clouds found us again and the grey came back. Sky water decended and life went back to normal. 

*There are also people out there on this island who don’t enjoy sunshine. These people are possibly vampires. If you are one of these people and believe you are not a vampire, it would be advisable to consult your nearest doctor and book an appointment just to be sure. Especially if you have a fondness for red coloured foods and beverages. 
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