I took this whilst waiting for our train home. It made me realise it has been a very, very long time since I’d last been there, it looks so different now to how it was last time. It’s just so beautiful, sitting there at night now.
The actual picture didn’t come out the way I’d wanted it to. It’s hard to see on a tiny camera screen how well things have turned out, especially with the night shots. That said, there is still just something about this photo that I really love.
For mother’s day, Jason and I bought my Mum a ticket to go and see Wicked, a show that I’ve been wanting to see for ages (so of course I had to buy myself one too). We had a lovely day, walking around for hours and popping over to Russell Square for an outdoor lunch, before jumping on a bus to Victoria to catch the show. Then Camden, with the funniest bus driver on the way, for the obligatory street food supper and quick perusal of the stalls as the market traders started to pack up all of their stuff.
It was really, really nice spending the whole day with my Mum. We’ve not had any proper mother-daughter time in a while, so it was much appreciated. And I managed to stick to my goal of not spending too much. If anything, I spent a little less than I’d expected, which was a bonus. In hindsight, booking something with my Mum the week before we are both going on our individual holidays (mum’s for a short weekend break, mine for the greatly anticipated trip to Blackpool) was a bit of a silly idea, since we both didn’t have a great deal of money to spend and were trying to be sensible with the budget that we had set ourselves. The best part of the day (other than the show) was just getting sidetracked on our walk to Russell Square as we’d be continuously spotting photo-worthy sights along the way and would find ourselves detouring through little side streets. And that part didn’t cost us a penny, so I suppose it shows you can have a great day out in London without breaking the bank.
We’re determined to not leave it so long before we have another girly day, so we’re going to start putting aside our pennies and spare change and then do something in a couple of months time together. It might not necessarily be London, but we’ll plan something nice to do to enjoy our time together.
The first is a genuine poster being used by the actual Tories this week following their budget announcements; the second was made by a friend of mine. As another mate of ours said: “Future grim dystopian society graphic novel called; they want their poster back.”
In so many ways, this is an awful photo of us. And yet I think it is one of my favourites. We rarely take photos together, and when we do they tend to be very, very bad ones. But they all make me happy when I look at them, and make me think ‘awww, I should get this printed and hung up somewhere’, before I look back at them and think ‘oh wait, no, we both look terrible’.
Still, they remind me of fun days and happy times, and thats the important thing, right?
Now I just need to get saving so that we can eat and have some fun while we’re there.
In other news, I have a date tomorrow. :) Not a day trip to Cambridge, as originally planned, because of us paying out for Blackpool last night, but we’re going to do something fun in Peterborough instead. I’m excited regardless, because it’s been a long while. I suppose it’s silly, in a way, because we’re living together so going on a date shouldn’t feel like such a huge deal, but just getting to go out and do something fun, just the two of us is such a rarity that I appreciate it so much when we do finally get a day to ourselves.
Tumblr activity has flatlined over the last month or so. Apologies for that. I keep meaning to write, and attempting to be more active. It’s just… everytime I try to put up a post, the words just never seem to come.
Still, I often feel like this is an essential thing for my wellbeing, having an outlet to vent my feelings and frustrations, so I need to keep it up.