You wanna hear something crazy?! P and I are celebrating 6 years together this week! Actually, what you’re looking at in the above image is actually some of the remnants of our lives when we were still living apart. For the first three years of our relationship, P and I were long-distance, and we used to save little souvenirs from the times we were together… train tickets, cards we sent to each other, tickets to places we went, literally everything! From time to time, I like to take out the box and have a look through it. That’s actually what inspired this post… Long distance relationships are hard, and taught me a lot about myself, about life and about relationships (not just romantic ones). Now that I’m in the UK with P, I’m basically in a long distance relationship with all my friends and family back home. I thought I’d share with you a few things that I’ve learned over the years.Continue Reading
I’m just gonna talk to you a second about my love of leopard print. If you ask what my favorite color is, 9 times out of 10 I’ll say it’s leopard print. It’s completely genetic; my mother loves leopard print just as much as I do! Now, before you get carried away and think that I have a secret wardrobe only filled with this amazingly spotty pattern, I should say, I’m very selective in what things I buy. It’s so easy to go the slightly overkill route with leopard print, so I really have to love something to buy it. This skirt for example, I didn’t even hesitate!
If you know me well, or even if you don’t, would you say that I’m an introvert or an extrovert? Most of the time, people tell me I’m an extrovert, which is true… to an extent. I can be quite loud and boisterous, I love socializing, and P likes to tell me that I have gumption. I am definitely a social butterfly but I’d also say that I have some introverted qualities as well. It’s one of those odd things we don’t talk about very much, and sometimes the world feels very either or. Well, I will freely admit that I fall under the category of being an introverted extrovert.
One of the things I really love about London is how many different neighborhoods there are and how each of them really has it’s own character. Living in South London, I sometimes feel like I go to work and I go home, or I only go to those key neighborhoods that I know, like Notting Hill or Chelsea. There is so much of this city worth exploring and I’d be kidding myself if I thought I knew all there was to see! I’ve even made a little list of areas I want to explore, and Chiswick has been on the top of that list for quite a while. I finally managed to spend a little time in this pocket of west London with a friend, and it was pretty fun! It’s a very pretty area, and well worth a visit!
Here we are again, another lovely Sunday for relaxing and enjoying life! I’m starting to enjoy theses posts, and I hope you are too! You might have noticed that I took a tiny little break last week, for reasons I’ll talk about below, but I’m back and feeling great! Life has been pretty great, and here are 5 good things that I’m excited about!
Apple crumble is one of my all-time favorite desserts. When I was little, my godparents would take me apple picking, and we would make apple pie and all manner of apple based treats! Lucky for me, P’s grandmother has a sweet little garden in the back of her house here in London, and they have several apple trees that bloom and fruit throughout the year. Now that autumn is upon us, the apples ave started falling and that means it’s time to whip up a little apple crumble!