16 September 2010

Night walk

Today was another lovely day in London. It was around 60 degrees and partly sunny for most of the day. I started out the morning by waking up just in time to catch breakfast downstairs, and then I came back up and went back to sleep for two more hours. I'm still having a bit of trouble with the jet lag, but I didn't nap at all today and should be able to get to sleep at a reasonable time tonight so that should help.

Once I woke up and got ready, I decided to head over to Oxford Street again, this time looking for a fall jacket and a new bag. I only brought one purse here, and the zipper is broken on it's probably time. Also, I didn't bring a jacket so I'm thinking that's going to be a necessity. Oddly enough, I didn't find ONE thing that I loved after going through Topshop, H&M, Primark, Miss Selfridge, and Accessorize! Not one thing. I guess that is probably a good sign though, that I'm not impulse shopping like I was last summer. I'm not just going to spend my money on things I don't love. I did pick up a new moleskin notebook though. I had one last summer and just wasn't able to write in it as much as I wanted to...those five weeks were just too jam packed. But I've resolved to try and write a little something each day in my new one. I know I won't be perfect and there will be days where I'm too busy or I just forget, but I do want to have something the majority of the time. I know I'll really enjoy reading it in the future.

Tonight I decided to head down to the river again - I was dying to see Parliament lit up at night. That was one thing I didn't do last summer, believe it or not. It was really reminded me of why I decided to come back here.

This city is so beautiful. I love how the lights aren't obnoxiously bright and neon-like like in some other cities.

I'm really loving my alone time in London...I can just do whatever I feel like doing, whenever I feel like doing it. It's nice to be able to be a tourist in the city again...these sights never get old to me. In a couple weeks, it's going to be all about the school, so I don't know how much time I'll have to do things like this.


  1. Absolutely beautiful, Hayley! You're making me want to target London as my next European travel destination.

  2. Oh, you absolutely should! It's wonderful. :) And thank you!