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London weekend

August 16, 2013

When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.

Samuel Johnson

After partying on Saturday night I went out to do a little bit of exploration. I walked 6.5 miles that day and it was well worth it, the weather was nice and a bit of exercise is never too much for a lazy sod like me. Here’s the usual bits that caught my eye during my city explorations. Beware of the image heavy post!

Food market and the South Bank.

Mr Nelson Mandela, whom I had the privilege to shake hands with back in the day but that’s a story for some other time.

Asian lady sat on a bench (or me being a stalker)

Some old folks.

Pink hair. I find it funny how it’s become so common and accepted – only a few years ago it was something only alternative tribes people would be wearing. Not that I am complaining, if difference and self expression are more accepted, it can only be good in my book.

A pause for a selfie with the Thames in the background.

I don’t wanna be buried in a skateboard cemetery… 

One of my stops for the day was at the Tatty Devine store on Monmouth Street. the magic word ‘sale’ was written all over the window, so I had to go in. I left with this necklace in my bag. One day the giant lobster necklace will be mine, though…


Horus or just a generic pharaoh character? Also, why are the winged solar disk and the uraeus  represented in this building? Is it a mere aesthetic choice or did they have some more esoteric purposes in mind? The more I think about it, the more curious I get. But as I didn’t remember to jot down the actual address to do some research, I will have to just keep wondering.

A magnificently preserved 19th century facade for a stick, whip and umbrella shop.

A very short visit to the British Museum. I will definitely need to go back some time in the future. to make a long story short, it was difficult to leave my weekend bag in the cloakroom and the crowds were hard to negotiate as it was so I gave up and left. Instead I found a piece of green grass and just lay down for a while, to rest my bones for a little while.

And finally what I wore: Turban – Present from my friend Maud, Leopard Dress (we all know it’s a neutral)  – TK Maxx (£2!!!!), Tshirt – Zara, Phone Cover – Ebay, Polkadot Tights – Primark, Boots–  Dr Martens

Pretty red black and gold on an old lamp post.

Some very stern looking caryatids on Euston Road. Lighten up! The sun is shining and the sky is blue!

And then I went home. I hope you enjoyed walking with me in London. Won’t you join me one of these days?