I have said my farewells to England, some good-byes in Ottawa and now I’m finally settling in to my hometown. It’s been a wonderful whirlwind but I am so glad to be back in Hamilton. The city, and myself for that matter seem to have undergone a few changes since I last resided here. It’s more beautiful than I remembered. I know some folks out there may be like “%$#!” Hamilton is beautiful? And guys, it totally is. It has it’s creative, beautiful nooks just like any city and isn’t just about producing steel!
I’ll prove it to you. Perhaps in my next post? Ok, deal.
With that “I love Hamilton, so should you!” rant aside, life has been good to me. I’m back in school for the time being getting my Montessori diploma and currently applying to Teacher’s College and other programs for next year. All very exciting but not at all stress-free.
I’m definitely looking forward to Christmas. Whoever thought of a Christmas Gift registry at this super cute shop was a genius. I am guaranteed something of good taste from my boyfriend this year (not to imply that he has bad taste… just in case he was stuck on a gift for me. Yes,that sounds about right).
Something local…something wonderful…something Hamilton!
White Elephant. http://www.loveitalot.com/
An overcast sky with rays of sun peaking through, teasing us with rain storms but giving us the perfect canvas for a Monday afternoon in Bushy Park. Flocks of deer running across our sandy path as we cycled to the other side. The stone walls of the park gave the illusion that it was a hidden treasure and the miles of beautiful nature it encompassed made it feel undiscovered. It felt like we were in the Secret Garden.
Thanks H VIII.
Plan on seeing these kiddies in Rome… cannot wait.
Photo credit, Cap’n Surly
…it used to be so taboo to stay in on a *gasp* Friday night, but being twenty-three & already on route to being a gma, I find it entirely acceptable. Oh, how the seventeen year old me would be ashamed.
But unlike some, I do it right. Bottle of Chardonnay, Meg, Tom & some Seattle action with a freshly taken out library book, HTKAM, to ease me in to a slumber. If that’s not a quality evening, I just don’t know what is.
Can’t wait to hit the London markets again this weekend… thank goodness for that Sunday job. Soon it will keep me off the streets & my $ will finally find a nice home in my wallet? Baha, ya like that will EVER happen, nice thought though.
spring fever by
What a phenomenal weekend. I accomplished & did so much! I went to a clothing swap in Shoreditch where I ended up finding some quality pieces! The lovely girl who was hosting it ended up being a Canadian! It seems these days I can never stray too far without bumping into one. Interviews went well? ahaha. I deaked out of my last one to go to a football game instead. Not that I need to justify myself, but it was a friends birthday & celebratory drinks would not have been in my hand if I had gone, I think I made the right choice.
Today was gorgeous, unlike my hungover self, so I ventured to Portobello Road. I love Nottinghill too much. I wish I could transport all my lovely opas & bfriend there so we could live in a bubble of Edwardian architecture, iron fences & markets full of old & new treasures.
To top off my day I rented some films from my local library, of which I’m going to watch as I curl up in my bed & shake off the ciders from last evening.
& my grey ASOS buckle wedges were restocked! So, naturally I bought a pair.
that is, if you can find a flat.
I never put much thought in to how hard it would be to find my home away from home. Oh, the horror stories & it’s only been one week of searching… (to be continued.)
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Local florist on the High St.
Spring came & paid us a visit last week!
If only it’s blue skies & mild weather stayed to play. It seems now that winter has returned to have its one last hurrah before it disappears for a few months.
Riding my bicycle in the cold isn’t fun anymore, I want my cheeks to be sun burnt not wind burnt.
Múm is an Icelandic band I’ve just recently discovered. This video is a nice farewell to winter.
With the transition of seasons among us, there is lots to be excited about!
I FINALLY get to see my beloved Phoenix in concert on the 29th! That band will forever remind me of summer nights, hay stacks and visine…
End of April brings me to Barcelona to see non other than my girl crush number one, Miss Zooey Deschanel performing in her band She & Him.
May brings me my freedom & a three week long vacay with my faja in & around our homeland.