I took a little break from blogging last week because I had some creative block and I don't think anything good ever comes from forcing these things. Instead I read a trashy crime novel, figured out how to use iMovie, planned out some things for an upcoming trip to Bergen, Norway and a few other things which I'll fill you in on in this edition of one plus four.
One. I found this lovely wooden frame in an op shop for about a pound knowing that it would make the perfect home for my new air plant. I just tied the plant on on with string that I'll untie when I watering about once a month. And can you see the little bit of green poking out from the zebra pot? That's my newest baby succulent which was propagated from the leaf of another. I'll never not be excited by plants.
Two. A couple of weekends back I walked past a huge food market that has somehow slipped under my radar and I spotted a banana mess stand (because of course you can get a banana mess at a market now). I obvs treated myself to one and unbeknown to me at the time, it would be my last one ever because a couple of days later I made the decision to - don't freak out - go vegan. Personally, I feel the reasons to give up animal products are stacked much higher in favour of than against, but mainly I just can't justify causing any kind of hurt to an animal for the sake of my tastebuds any longer.
I've been vegetarian for quite a while so it's not the most drastic change for me but I do feel like I'm learning to bake and cook all over again. It's also been challenging handling the social side so far but I'm sure that will all get easier with time. If you have any excellent recipes or advice to share please holler!
Three. The city's christmas lights have been turned on and it is something I've been looking forward to since we got here. It almost makes up for the sun setting at 4pm. Who do you think I need to write to to get them left up year round?
Four. I made my first ever video last weekend to commemorate our first ever snow in London! Did I mention it snowed? It snowed! Ha, the video is super dorky and a bit rubbish but I'm learning and the next one will hopefully be much better. I hope y'all like christmas carols! And don't get motion sickness!