My love of Christmas lights can be traced back to my childhood in Canada. Every year since I’ve been in London I’ve been disappointed by the lack of Christmas lights – both garish and elegant. So every year My Chef and I have gone on a Christmas light date in central London. It’s the only place to see a lights display!
Below are a few of my favourite pics this year. I have no idea why Marmite was chosen as the sponsor for Oxford Street, but Christmas lights don’t have to make sense.
It’s happened again. I really must stop becoming friends with Australians because they just keep going back to the land down under. And that makes me very sad!
Since coming to London I’ve made more Aussie friends than any other. And as I’ve said many times, as an expat chef’s wife (read: married single girl) my friends are so important to me. As of this week, with the imminent departure of Alex and Josh, I will have more close friends in Melbourne than Calgary (my hometown).
And that sucks!
Alex and I have grown really close over the last 4 years. We met through work and became fast friends. That was helped by our horrible working conditions and the fact that misery loves company. But despite our initial friendship being one out of need, Alex is one of the best girlfriends I’ve ever had and it is going to be immensely difficult for me when she’s gone.
It’s also going to be hard for My Chef. As Alex and I grew close so too did the boys. I will never understand male friendships and probably even less so chef friendships, but despite My Chef never being around or having the time to nurture a new relationship, him and Josh have become good friends. And for a guy who doesn’t have a lot of friends this move will hurt.
There is no question about it that Australia makes me sad, but I know all of my friends who have moved back there have done so for the right reasons.
We were at Alex and Josh’s leaving party last night and I know they are both a bit reticent to be going back. But the truth is that they will be fine and so will we. We will miss them but as I keep finding out, true friendship isn’t vulnerable to geography.
Here’s hoping that’s true for us!
I attended the Remembrance Day celebration on Whitehall this morning. What are you doing to mark the day?
I must apologize for my absence. I love blogging and I love my followers, but after blogging for 100 days I sort of ran out of steam and just wanted to enjoy life for a while. So that’s exactly what I’ve been doing – I’ve been busy falling in love (again!) with this perfect season. Autumn is my absolute favourite time of year - the beautiful weather, the flavours, the colours and the fashions; seriously what’s not to love?!?!?! Below are a few of my favourite shots from the past few weeks, I hope you like them and I hope it makes you too grateful for this most wonderful time of year.
Don’t you just love these colours? And, can you believe that each of these photos was taken in South West London? Man, I love living here!
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend,