ok, so 2 month's later and here i am, who didn't see that coming? life has been so full and bursting with, well life, that there hasn't been time for me to take a breath and to fully reflect back on all my adventure. and now with exam on it's due course, and on the track of procrastination, inspiration strikes.
oh london. taking an 8 hour night bus from glasgow to london may seem like a well thought out and efficient plan, being able to spare some change and sleep through it and all, but the fact that we weren't able to rest ourselves till 7pm on arrival day was not taken into account. 6:30am, arrived blinded by our dried up contact lenses, 3 hours of sleep, overwhelmed and wide-eyed in a new city, we hit the ground running. the amount we managed to cover was quite a feat, and for me to try to sum it up is quite near impossible. reflecting back, i don't know how the fuck we did it. we fluttered from neighbourhood to neighbourhood, stopping in between for quick sips of fragrant chai lattes and people watching before we were back pounding the pavement onto the next venture. inspiration was found easily amongst the crowds of shoreditch and hackney, nitpicking through aisle of clothes at the charity stores and ummm-ing and ahh-ing over overpriced boutique tops. hitting oxford square on a saturday afternoon has either proved to be the bravest thing we've done, or the most stupid. as great as the rows of shops were, being shoved and thrown about was not quite the pleasant experience. 7pm could not have come any sooner, as we waited outside the subway sitting atop our luggage with pillows on our laps. the next day we floated through the markets, firstly visiting columbia road flower market, which boasted many delectable treats to the senses. flowers, food, people, antiques. my taste palette sure had a field day, being given the opportunity to devour bagels, donuts, duck confit blue cheese brie burger, bratswurst and so much more. oh, another treat, being spotted by vogue for a street style section at brick lane market.
so yeah, all that happened.