I seriously need to catch up on my blogging! I’ve had so many thoughts and done so many things lately that I almost wonder where to begin. Yesterday was such a lovely day and I do mean lovely sunny day that I walked to the nearby village and back. I couldn’t resist a stop into the haberdashery shop for some more yarn (or wool as they call it here). I bought a nice white one that was also on sale for £2. I’ve only just recently completed making my second crocheted hat and I’m so happy with how it turned out! Almost like a cool beret.
It’s always so hard to remember all those little things that I see or get to experience here so that my loved ones back home can know what it’s like here. But I always have to tell myself that they cannot know what it’s like here unless they visit it for themselves. It is impossible for me to even try and capture all those little nuances and subtleties that make living here such an ongoing and new experience. If I just took a moment and realized how far I’ve come in trying to learn about and assimilate myself into a new culture, I’d be blown away! A few years ago, I never thought in a million years I’d be visiting Britain let alone working there or getting to use the local transportation.
There is just sooooo much more to the world than you know of and that’s only something that can be realized through traveling. Traveling, to me, has opened my eyes up to more things than I can ever describe or convey. I only wish that everyone had the desire to travel because it can teach you so much about yourself and the world around you. It can help you to learn about your loves and your fears in life and make you face them head on, atleast that’s what it’s done for me.
Now, in light of new experiences and traveling, I must share my time at the market today. I’d never really been to a market and it was such a wonderful time! I loved looking at all the fresh fruits and vegetables for sale, the flowers, the antiques, the jewelry, the books, and the delicious looking cakes and breads for sale. My BF’s mom bought me the loveliest little brooch of a 1920’s lady’s silhouette. I just can’t get over how much I love it, it’s just the daintiest little thing. I also tried a Chelsea bun, which is like an English cinnamon roll without the cinnamon. I thought it was tasty. Here’s some of my pics from the market—to make the picture larger just click on it:
I just had a fun day just wandering around and seeing all of the sights and sounds and smells of the day. Oh, and before I forget, I went to the movies last night with my BF and his mom, and we saw The Young Victoria, a movie about Queen Victoria. I must say I really enjoyed it! I like the music, the costumes, and the plot. I don’t know when it’ll be released in the US as it was just released here in the UK, but wherever you are, you should really see it. It sheds light on one of the greatest monarchs that’s ever lived and really showcased the power of love. I thoroughly enjoyed it and I can’t wait to see it again soon.