Testing the blog. Unwinding. Simple things.
12.07.2014 - 15.07.2014 25 °C
Obviously not in Iceland yet.
We have ten days here to unwind, spend time with our favourite people and attend a wedding.
It is nice to relax in the home of my school friend Lucy, her husband and daughter. We've caught the train to meet uni friends in the city, wandered around Kew Garden and lunched in small snazzy cafes. We are enjoying home cooked meals prepared with natural, simple ingredients (plums from the garden!) We have walked along the high street and spent time in the local park. The simple everyday things. Conserving energy for Iceland. Unwinding.
London. I love it here so much. Having been born and raised here, I feel a sense of belonging so it is not easy to write like I did in Japan and the USA, but here's my loves and observations from the past two days:
Gorgeous old buildings everywhere. History, history, history! Insanely expensive but efficient public transport. Not many Japanese or South Korean cars on the road. I feel the air is somewhat polluted and I want to breathe cleaner air. The pollution is like a lens that does funny things to the sunlight. We are ripped off in Perth - clothes and food are cheaper here. The sun sets later so people are busy all the time, everywhere.
I am constantly having the 'sliding doors' thought: " What if I had never left here to live in Perth?"