Blog of a veggie lady who can't stay in one place for too long, loves to dumpster dive, loves to craft and can rant about feminism for hours! Just little notes and photos from my travels and the qwirky, fun, arty and ridiculous things I've seen! (and things I've found in bins.)
London used to be somewhere I loved so much, and now when I go there for the first half an hour it scares me, compared to Huddersfield it’s so big and loud! I used to love that. This time unfortunately the first stop I made was Oxford Street. I hate Oxford Street even on a good day! So I ducked into the back streets and found quaint little streets and shops and remember why I love this city. There’s so many beautiful cafes and I just wish I had money to stop and eat in them all!
Last week I met Ad and Elisa in London and we went for noodles then had a day of exhibitions!
This is the Winter Garden Grotto on the top of the Southbank Centre. I didn’t actually realise it was outside until we got there. Then we found it and it was dark and tipping it down.
But there was a small inside Grotto with an abstract film about the true meanings of Christmas: Warmth, friendship and love. I appreciated the twee nature of it.
Then we got chatted up by an elf who showed us around the garden in the drizzle and told us about his travels. It was odd.
Gabriel’s Wharf is one of the oddest places in London and one of my favourites. Nestled in the South Bank, and often unnoticed, it is a tiny shopping area full of kooky shops selling handmade goods and independent cafes. Most of the shops are shut most of the time but a few will always be open. It’s not changed for as long as I can remember, which would be 14 years. It still has the same shops, the same wood carvings and the same old fading lead painted sign. Give it a visit and show some love.
Also, catching up on the last week or so:
Sometimes I forget how expensive the south is until I come back and get shocks. Such as when I realise water in London is twice the price as Hudd. Or that there are a few dolls on sale (in what used to be my favourite antiques market in Kingston and never before considered overpriced) for £90.
The antiques market has a Polish cafe in it. This has always befuddled me, I don’t know why, it probably always will.
It’s worrying when I realise THIS is how my brain works. Because I’m well aware of how long it can take to get from one bit of London to the other, if I’m having a big London adventure day and it’s not just me then I tend to overplan. (Unless its with Jessie, we just go crazy and run around pointing at maps to decide where to go next!)
Also, I’m bloody excited about tomorrow! I get to have noodles with fab people, go round lots of art and craft galleries then see Rob, I’m pretty stoked!
I didn’t have any tube maps lying about, so this happened. I drew my own tube map, with labels grouping together where all the exhibitions are so we don’t have to go back ourselves. I’m even going to add bubble tea shop locations on so we can have bubble tea stops!
I spent the last half an hour doing this.
I’m a fucking nerd.
I just bloody love London.
Also, how am I doing a degree in arty things, this is just embarrassing.
It’s night time, I’m bored. I have a weird accent, here ya go!
Tumblr accent challenge.
Tumblr accent challenge.