It feels so much better not to have to post on a schedule.
Not that there’s anything wrong with posting on a schedule, but I remember last year when I felt the need to post at least 3 times a week and with work and other commitments, it felt too much like a chore and sapped the fun out of it a little bit. Here’s a visual representation of last year:
Nevertheless, I feel more at ease now that I blog when I want to. Got my cup of coffee, I’ve lit my Glade Honey & Chocolate Candle and I’m listening to Apple Music’s playlist ‘R&B Gems: 2013’ because why not – I’m raring to go.
How has everybody been? The past weekend was a busy, but fun one.
Looking back, on Tuesday I was ready to make tons upon tons of yummy pancakes because it was Pancake Day only to find there was no flour. I’m sorry, what? I obviously sent my father out to get me some flour and baking soda, because I was not venturing back outside again. It’s too cold. I’m a fan of American pancakes, rather than the typical English pancakes. I like mine thick and fluffy, with lots of maple syrup and bacon. To achieve my fluffy pancakes I use either self-raising flour or plain flour with baking soda. Both ways work just as well – you can check out my pancake recipe on Mutay and I’s blog!
My Friday night was entertaining in that a friend and I got very intense and heated over a game called Dobble.
Dobble is a speedy observation game where players race to match the identical symbol between cards.
When you’re drunk and desperately trying to match symbols, so you can get rid of your cards and not have to buy the next round; it gets crazy. You start screaming ‘PURPLE ONE’, thinking that you can get away with it. No, Chynna, you actually have say that it’s a bird not ‘purple one’. ? It’s fun, but very very intense. And shouty. So much shouty.
I spent much of Saturday exploring the insides of London’s pubs because of the alcoholic that I am, and also went to the Museum of London. As a certified Londoner, I feel like I’m letdown because I’ve never been before Saturday! Absolutely adored it. I’m currently reading London: a Novel by Edward Rutherfurd, which charts the history of London from 54 B.C.E. to 1997. It’s so fascinating reading about the Romans and Anglo-Saxons and how much they influenced how London is today.
Anyway, I was able to see a bit more behind the novel as there were loads of displays depicting how London would have looked like back in those days. Came across a castration tool… but anyway…
The quote by Monica Vasconcelos, that you can see above, is so true. I love how multicultural London is, and I urge you to visit if you can. Represent.
There’s this amazing pub called The Mug House, which is actually under London Bridge. You get beer served in a pewter tankard, and it’s like something out of a Dickens’ novel. Cute and cosy – definitely recommend a visit.
Sunday evening was spent geeking out way too much over at the Harry Potter Studio Tour. Way. Too. Much. I almost cried when I saw the Hogwarts Express and found out you could actually board it. Last time I went, which was back in 2012, they didn’t have the train. I had the biggest grin ever on my face. Whew.
I genuinely could not stop grinning as I walked around the studio. Just thinking that all of the characters spent 10 years of their lives here filming Harry Potter just made me all gooey inside. I don’t know how to put into words how excited I was, without sounding like a complete and utter sap. Although, I’m sure I already do sound like a sap. Ha! Three things happened whilst there: I got sorted into Slytherin, I became Slytherin Head Girl and I’m a Hogwarts train conductor.
I want to go back!
Although I was extremely tired on Monday at work, I had a fun and amazing weekend. How was everyone else’s?