It’s Springtime in London

by Natalie on March 8, 2014

I have pretty much settled into life in London. I am living in a house in the east end with a few other people, including one of my oldest friends from Toronto. Our house is a 30 minute walk from my internship, which is pretty amazing in a city this big. I have been here three weeks and am still sorting out favourite spots and making friends, but so far so good!Untitled

Last weekend Liv and I went to visit friends of mine in Oxfordshire. They live in a small village, and their neighbour has sheep! These sheepies and chickens were a little concerned by the puppy we had with us and were not interested in making friends. Another time.

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Liv and I went to an early morning Ash Wednesday service at St. Pauls this week. The space is amazing, and the morning was delightful. Perfect weather.

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Overall I can’t complain about the weather in London at all. Today was 16C! Bare legs in March! I am bottling it all up and sending it home to Toronto where it is still totally frozen over.

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I went to a knitting show, Unravel, on my first full weekend. It was so much fun! They had these fantastic signs to show people the way from the train station to the venue. They were made of wrapped yarn. I suffered from serious camera shyness so don’t really have any other photos of the event, but you can hear me in this podcast by A Playful Day around the 24 minute mark! I was with Tom of Holland and Anna of Sweater Spotter fame. It was such a great weekend to meet people and to get to know some of the local fibre businesses.

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My little Canadian brain cannot compute flowers in February and March. These poppies are so jaunty in there window boxes.

UntitledI walk through a churchyard on my way to work in the morning. They have a few small fields that are just riddled in crocuses. I have to be careful that taking pictures of them doesn’t make me late for work!

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These stacked headstones are from the same churchyard.

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One thing that I am looking forward to is getting to know some of the smaller areas in London. Liv and I have ended up in the middle of town (this is an amazing sunset on Oxford Street), the last two weekends. While the shopping may be convenient, the crowds are insane, and all the shops are the same. There is so much going on here, I’m sure I’ll never see it all!

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SquareMary March 9, 2014 at 9:50 am

Wow, enjoy your flowery loveliness in London! When I was in Cambridge in the spring, I went around taking pictures of every dang crocus, too.
Best London blogger of all is http://diamondgeezer.blogspot.ca/
Very wordy, goes everywhere, lotsa pictures… It’ll take you years to read it all!

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Leah (Good Enough) March 9, 2014 at 2:32 pm

Welcome to the UK! I’m a Canadian ex-pat also, and even though I have lived in Scotland for 3 years, I am still surprised when the signs of spring arrive towards the end of February every year. Enjoy it!

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Megan March 11, 2014 at 6:44 pm

Sounds incredible! What sort of job are you doing?

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