Wow, what an incredible season autumn was! September was all about breaking out of my summertime laziness. Victor and I got back into the swing of things by exploring more of London and checking off the things on our list that we meant to do all summer.
In terms of local travel, I took a day trip to Windsor with my friend Tiffany and her sister. Windsor is famous for its castle, and it pretty much makes up the town.
A good friend of Victor’s was staying in Cambridge, so we made a day trip out of that. It was great to be back in Cambridge, even though the weather was dreadful.
September was about a lot of things, but it was also all about cocktails. Our time in London has been filled with pubs. One day I realised that I knew no good cocktail bars. Needless to say I fixed that fact very quickly.
In terms of food Victor and I visited a bunch of places. From Thai food in Borough Market, to Hello Kitty Poke in Fitzrovia, we tried out everything! September is also Victor’s birthday month and we went to a delicious Korean BBQ place to celebrate.
I started university again in October, so things slowed down a little bit for me. I reconnected with my university friends and, again, tried out lots of great food.
Of course I’d be lying if a whole month was ever boring for me. On October 19th, Victor and I flew to Barcelona to start our epic adventure to EGYPT. Yes, Egypt! I cannot wait to finish writing about all the wonderful things I saw and experienced.
By the time November rolled around autumn was in full swing. I celebrated the season by visiting Kew Gardens. The last time I visited was last year during Christmas where I saw lots of holiday lights. I’m happy to say that Kew Gardens is gorgeous at this time of year as well!
Victor and I also made a quick visit to Zaragoza, Spain to visit his grandma. It was really wonderful to get away from a little bit and also enjoy some slightly warmer weather.
November is my birthday month and I celebrated the whole weekend in style. My friends and I went out to dinner to Ping Pong, a delicious dim sum restaurant.
On my actual birthday Victor took me to this new, fancy Mexican restaurant. I’m still writing my review, but let me just say that this restaurant is absolutely amazing. My favourite restaurant in London, hands down.
I also got to go to the Ferrari exhibit at the Design Museum in Kensington.
The birthday weekend ended with a jazz/instrumental concert at the Southbank Centre. It truly was the perfect birthday.
- Not going to the gym… I’ve been so busy that I literally can’t make it to the gym. It’s so sad, but I really need to get back into my routine. Otherwise, the holiday season will not be kind to me.
- EGYPT! It was seriously the trip of a lifetime!
- Taking my UN exam — so grateful that’s all over and done with.
- I have my big winter break coming up where I’ll be heading to Virginia and then down to Disney World in Florida for some Mickey Mouse fun.
- Exams are quickly approaching… I have 3 in January! I also have a paper due then.
- So yes, the secret project I mentioned at the end of summer is still in the works. Stay tuned!
Ideas & Dreams
- When Victor and I were in Zaragoza his family mentioned that they are having a family reunion in April. It’s the first time that this has happened for this generation, so there’s a bit of pressure to go. I would meet all of Victor’s cousins on his mom’s side. While I’m not a fan of big family affairs, I’m excited at the idea of exploring more of the Aragon region of Spain, and possibly Navarre up north!
- One of my favourite professors from college is living in Oslo, Norway and I would really love to use that as an excuse to make a trip over there.
- As 2017 comes to a close I’m trying to think about all the trips I want to take… stay tuned for my end of year round-up!