As I sort of mentioned in one of my posts last week, I’m going to do a bit of a round up this week of some of my favourite things from this summer. Don’t worry: they’re all image based with links at the bottom of the post to take you to the original post. There’s no words to read in this one. I had a lot of fun figuring out how I wanted to set this post up and how I wanted it to look. It was also nice to go through all those posts and photos one more time before really moving on to what’s next. Tomorrow I’ll be posting about Deba, which is a little nothing of a town up in the Basque country. Even with it being so small, as I’ve been putting the post together, I realized that two weeks is a long time and there’s quite a bit to include! Anyways, that’s tomorrow so today: one last look at summer.
Category Archives: London
Ships & Things
My last day in London was spent at the National Maritime Museum. Now, I have a working theory that, in a past life or alternate universe or YA steampunk British novel, I would have been one of those female characters that either snuck onto a ship and ‘learned the ropes’ (my puns are as bad as my mother’s) and later on had her own crew or was adopted by a pirate as a baby and lived on boats her entire life. Yes, this is a thing I have actually put thought into, which is what happens when you grow up on a diet of books and living in Saskatchewan where there is no ocean. Which is all to say: I absolutely loved it and probably could have spent all day there if I had had the chance. Continue reading
Odds & Ends
I can’t resist taking pictures of Canadian flags. It’s like capturing little bits of home, in a round about, kind of weird way. Though, to really capture home, I’d do it sporting this. Even if summer is coming to a close. Speaking of: second last post on London. Where I put pictures that really don’t belong anywhere but I still want to share because I hate having loose ends. Continue reading
From Flowered Trays to Millenium Falcons
I liked interesting buildings, apparently. At least that’s what looking through my photos tells me. So here you are, have lot s of windows and concrete and clouds. Yay! After looking at fun windows, we went to the V&A where we met a friend of mine, Alex. I think I may have said this before, but the V&A was probably one of my favourite places. Probably because of their flowered food trays.
Fresh Food, Fresher Art
We finally hit up Borough Market while it was actually open. Which I’m pretty sure would be a thing I would do daily if I could. I have a thing for fresh food markets and buying from the source. Plus they’re always great for meeting and talking to new people. I know while I was at Loyalist, several students found connections for stories through people they had met at our local market. Which was not something I did while I was there, but I did eye all the food and talked myself out of buying olive oil and fish that I really did not need. I did not, however, talk myself out of homemade iced tea. Because that stuff is magical.