Monday, 28 June 2010

A photo essay of the last few weeks of my life

Yes, I know... I royally suck when it comes to updating. Life has been wonderfully and unexpectedly busy the last few weeks. I've spent time with old friends, rekindled new friendships, worked hard, played hard, relaxed in the sun, ate too much food and generally have been enjoying my summer.

Here are a few photos of the last few weeks....

Reunited with the best Quad-mates from Baillie House for Caroline's wedding!

Made a new friend, in the form of Tobi, the daschaund who adored me for the first weekend, then promptly dumped me for a chew toy.... hmmpphh.. boys.

Then I broke a few plates to celebrate Fraulein and B-man's coming marriage - now there's nothing more cathartic then just smashing a box of ceramic plates one by one onto the pavement - I highly recommend it

Fast forward to the day of the wedding the next week...

I managed to redeem myself by drinking an entire stein of beer by myself. Living in London has built up my tolerance whilst simultaneously deteriorating my liver. But yes, for prides' sake, I finished the entire thing, liver be damned.

I took it upon myself to photograph Caroline getting ready for the wedding, these two shots are my favourites...

Following the whirlwind two weeks that was Fraulein and Bman's wedding...

...I ran another half marathon in St. Albans. Note to self, rolling hills of the English countryside are lovely only when you aren't running up them.

Then there was my orchestra concert - where my lovely friends showed up hammered and ate food off the ground... (don't ask)

And finally, I celebrated being Canadian - because who doesn't love us eh?

More to come...

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Happy London Anniversary - one day late

Drum roll please, and maybe some confetti and party hats because June 15, 2010 (or rather 15 June 2010 as they write it over here) is the day, one year ago, that I arrived here in London, armed with my worldly possessions crammed into two suitcases.

Never thought in a million years that I'd still be here, but god it's been a fun year!

My friends here in London are really what have made my time so memorable, they've become my family in this amazingly cool city and I don't think I would have lasted the last 12 months without them.

Now that I have 11.5 months left on my work visa, I'll be looking at my options to extend my stay across the pond for just a little bit longer.

Monday, 14 June 2010

why I'm not allowed to build Ikea furniture alone

Apologies for the really long delay in posting - it's been an insane three or so weeks of traveling, weddings, work...

But I just had to share this... proof of my 'shit that was stupid' moments - because believe you me, I have lotsa them.

Now I was actually quite proud of the fact that I built this bookshelf entirely on my own (aside from a little Skype advice). It wasn't until I put the entire thing upright and went to place books on the shelves that realization of my error dawned on me

...which was followed quickly by a few expletives and referring back to the manual, where I discovered that I would need to go back to step 2 to fix the error.

And at that point, I figured the bookshelf serves its purpose and I shrugged it off.

Now, time to tackle my new Ikea table.