Instead of the day-by-day recaps I was doing, I’ve decided to start doing more general posts and then special posts on certain places I have a lot of photos from. I need to start by apologizing for taking about three weeks off and I am going to work somewhat backwards with updates here.
To start with, this recap will focus on October 10th – 17th. First of all, there was a visit to Wembley Park (Wembley Stadium and Arena) and a separate post will have all the photos for that. Saturday the 11th and Sunday the 12th were my big homework weekend since I had spent the previous weekend and part of the week sick. I went coffee shop hunting on Saturday morning and found myself at Timberyard Seven Dials in the Covent Garden area. Enjoying a sandwich and matcha latte for brunch, I spent a solid 3 hours there watching the changing weather outside and working away on websites inside. From there, I stopped by the flat to drop off my laptop and refresh before going to Notting Hill to explore Portobello Road. Now an insider tip here – go later in the day on a Saturday if you want food because all the fruit stands start discounting things. The weather was perfect, I found a wool hat and some delicious food, some looseleaf tea and fell in love with more of London.
Monday and Tuesday mostly consisted of class, getting back in the gym and working on homework and projects. I did get a chance to see Charlie Simpson play The Roundhouse on Tuesday night and it was everything I hoped for. Also saw one of the guys from Made in Chelsea (think The Hills but more drama, proper accents, and obscenely wealthy) since he is a musician and friends with one of the opening bands. The Roundhouse may be familiar because iTunes festival sets up shop there every September.
Days following concerts always include photo editing and writing reviews. This specific day after also included working on more projects for class. I also found some time for the gym an learned about vegetarian and indian cuisine. Friday (the 17th) was packed with class, a visit to Wimbledon and a proper rugby match at Twickenham Stoop Stadium. I still have no clue how rugby actually works even though it was explained to us, but it was fun to watch and more energetic than the local level football match we saw.