Tuesday, September 8, 2009


Hello friends!

So I am now happily settled in London...not much to report except that, um, it's awesome. I forgot how exciting a city this is. I am mostly floored by it's pace, it's fashion and how much my feet hurt at the end of the day. So far I feel like I've mostly been walking through neigboourhoods and sites at a break neck pace, seeing things, but forgetting that it's ok to stop every once and a while and enjoy. That'll be on the agenda for tomorrow. Since the weather has been fantastic (a welcome change from Scotland) I hope to spend tomorrow lounging in a lovely park with a book and perhaps a quick jaunt over to Notting Hill or Chelsea to check out what I hear are excellent charity thrift shops. Rich people get rid of the choicest items.

I've been here for just over 2 days now and I've managed to see Big Ben, Parliament, Westminster, the London Eye, Trafalger Square and other such monuments. Seen them before. They're still pretty cool. Excited for the Tate Britain/Modern, continuing to explore SoHo, Saatchi and more neighbourhoods. Plus, a quick trip to Bath, Bournemouth and maybe a couple other sea side towns. Drink tea, wear something floral and attempt to be posh. Though I don't know how convincing I'll be at that, on Bond St. today they could smell my poverty :)

I'll be here for another week and a half most likely, so if anyone has any must see destinations for me to hit up, let me know. I'm planning to just continue exploring markets, and neighbourhoods, window shopping, galleries, people/fashion watching and the like. Special moments are much desired. Keep me posted.

If anyone can figure out how to comment on my posts/actually reads my posts let me know how you're doing.

xx, Sammi

p.s. Scotland was nice too. Funny hostel. Interesting characters. Lots of rain and fried food.

p.p.s. There's no garden in Covent Garden. Just tourists.


    p.s. i'm reading, too! keep updating, dearest!

  2. yay for good books and good weather.

    if you end up seaside towning it.... go to the north lanes in brighton. specifically snoopers paradise on kenzington. best. flea market. ever. (and right accross from where i worked)

    also. check out the west pier.