Dorking

With the impending birth of my first niece I realised I had better get working on her quilt! I found a cute quilt store I wanted to check out called 'The Quilt Room' out in Dorking. It was about an hour train ride and a bit of a hike from the train station to the... Continue Reading →

1 Year in London!

September 2018 brought my 1 year anniversary living and working in London. It's been amazing, challenging, exhausting but mostly it's been rewarding. I love my job and the people I work with. Living here has afforded me the opportunity to travel to places I never would have considered otherwise (eg Estonia, Poland). I spent much... Continue Reading →

Brighton for a Bank Holiday

Not wanting to spend my entire weekend in the flat during this weekend's Bank Holiday (Good Friday and Easter Monday) and lamenting the bad weather - I decided to endure the bad weather somewhere else! I hadn't been to Brighton yet and it's only an hour train trip from London Bridge Station which is pretty... Continue Reading →

Christmas in Pau

Wanting to avoid spending a ton of money, I decided to stay over here for Christmas. My friend invited me and our other friend to come have Christmas with her in the south of France in Pau, near the Pyrenees. I took the Eurostar from St. Pancras to Paris Gare du Nord (foul train station).... Continue Reading →

Broadstairs and Sandwich

My first trip outside London since I've moved I decided to take a weekend away- I was looking for a quiet type of place where I could just hang out and relax. I decided on Kent, specifically the Northeastern coastal area. I ended up near Kingsgate* at a lovely hotel in Botany Bay. (The Botany... Continue Reading →

Commuting Part II

Commuting has been an interesting challenge. Don't get me wrong, I'm thrilled I don't have to drive. (If you have ever commuted to work in Los Angeles you'll understand why!) I live in a spot that's not terribly close to a tube station. It's 15 minutes walk one direction (OLD STREET) or 20 minutes to... Continue Reading →

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