Every second day I have no agenda. I have no idea where I am going and I have no clue what I may see. Every second day I stumble around this city and try to do it alone. The grocery store, the post office (please let my mail arrive to the senders!), and the cafes exhaust my brain, so every second day is an official Do Whatever The Hell You Want Day. Sometimes, it includes aimless wandering which leads to following the river for 8 km’s and then walking home. Other days it includes sitting on my delightful couch/bed and having a Netflix binge – my poison of choice at the moment is Scandal and I’m almost at the end of Season 3 and then who knows what I’ll do.
Being here is hard. I take pretty photos and have stories to share but it’s hard. Every single thing is difficult from trying to get a seat at a cafe to have a beer (the host and I had a conversation for 5 minutes before I just walked and sat down at the very back, in a corner, which was surely not going to offend anyone) to just trying to buy a few simple grocery items. It’s not bad… it’s just tiring. I also don’t have an oven. I know it seems completely irrelevant and pointless but I never realised how much I liked our oven. It has driven me to google “Stove Top Recipes” on google which is humiliating. During my recipe search I found the saddest book on the planet titled “Microwave Meals For One”. That’s what it has come to? Microwave meals and cats and eating tuna from a tin? Luckily I don’t eat tuna so I’m safe on that one.
Today I read a post by Kiki on her lessons learnt whilst living in Iceland with her partner. It pretty much summed it up. So I’ll just summarise with “what she said”.
Here’s some upcoming fun for the weekend….
+ Getting to see the Ballet at Opera Garnier which I have been hoping to do for years
+ Catching the Eurostar to London which I have never done during my time abroad
+ Dinner with a Pom & an Aussie to kill the homesickness
+ Being back in London
I have to go, my next Scandal episode has loaded and it’s clearly urgent that I watch it.