Things around here have been pretty busy– with just two weeks until my dissertation is due I’ve been frantically typing away just about any chance I get, which is why there has been such a lull on the blog. I’ve finally gotten to a place where I’m not quite as worried though, which arrived just in time for yesterday when Cameron and I celebrated out six-year anniversary.
It’s crazy to think about how quickly the last six years have flown by. Is it just me, or does each year seem to go faster and faster? I think I listed to a podcast about this exact feeling once, which said it had something to do with the fact that as you get older there are more years, and so in comparison you have more to compare them with. Or something like that.
Anyway, after a regular morning, we spent the afternoon wandering around London. Our first stop was Buckingham Palace. I hadn’t been yet, even though we’ve lived here almost a year, and Cameron thought it would be fun to see the changing of the guards. As its summer, so did everyone else. With a little patience, and some strategic shuffling, we made it close enough to see a few minutes of what was happening. Seeing over people’s heads was the easy part, but the wall of iPhones, iPads,cameras, and kids on shoulders was another matter (does this bother anyone else?). It was still really fun, and I was glad was finally made it. If you’re in London and are hoping to see the whole thing I would aim to arrive at least an hour early to get a good spot.
After that we had a lovely walk through St. James’s park and then crossed the river to go to Southbank centre for lunch and to wander around their festival of Love. We decided to stop at the Bleeker St. pop-up which had a really delicious tofu burger. After lunch we browsed the book market, and wandered over to the Tate Modern’s Switch House to explore before our next activity. When it was time to head out I finally got to hear where we were going– the Eye!
I was especially excited about going on the eye because we’d booked a spot when we first moved, but missed out spot because of various admin things we had to get done/navigating the tube for one of the first times. The wait was definitely worth it– there view was amazing because it was such a sunny/clear day, and it was surprising fun to point out all of the buildings we knew from above. It was an even better surprise as Cameron got us tickets for the option with a glass of champagne, which made the whole thing even more festive.
After the eye we stopped at home to change before going to dinner at Uni, a super cosy sushi place with a Peruvian influence. After a celebratory cocktail (or two) and some super-yummy sushi we called it a night.