Life Lessons: Keep An Eye Out For Horse Poo

Last weekend, my brother and I headed to London to visit some family friends of ours in Greenwich. After an annoyingly long train journey in the ‘quiet’ carriage (it was NOT quiet. Two strangers sitting behind us had an extremely loud two-hour conversation, where everyone in the carriage learned the girl’s entire life history. Did you know she spent a year in Ethiopia and her dad’s directed a Bollywood movie? More worryingly, she swapped Facebook details with this guy. She was 17. He was 38. Don’t do that. Sorry that was a long bracket. Maybe go and re-read the start of the sentence so the next bit makes sense.), a tube journey with two very excited Americans, a swerving bus and a short walk/run in the rain, we arrived at our friend’s house and sat gossiping over tea. They’ve just bought a new house so we were forced to run out in the rain and complete darkness to see the ‘potential’ of the house – the garden. It was dark. We saw nothing.

On the Saturday afternoon, Luke and I headed out into central London for what turned out to essentially be a really long walk. We started off with a trip to Chipotle, a Mexican fast food place that has only two shops in the UK, both of which are in London. We headed to the one on Baker Street and although Luke says that they’re not as good as the are in America, they were still pretty damn awesome.
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This guy was hilarious. We were watching the inspection of the guards and as they paraded out the last three accidentally walked straight through a massive pile of freshly laid horse poo. This poor solider had to run up and clean it off their boots. Ew. DSCN4219 DSCN4225 DSCN4234 DSCN4244 DSCN4253

Bonus points if you can spot the snail below. DSCN4259 DSCN4265 DSCN4281 DSCN4286

It wasn’t until I got home and showed my mum this picture that I realised that this originally said ‘be yourself’ and someone’s just rubbed out letters so it says ‘be our elf’. I thought they were advertising for a Christmas job … (also, by ‘I realised’ I mean ‘my mum pointed out to me’.)DSCN4296


My Week in Photos #2




Heyyy, it’s a snail …….. Monday was a slow day.




Tuesday was the day that I took my best photos. It was also the day that my camera (he’s called Marcus by the way) decided to delete all my photos. Thanks Marcus. Anyway, here’s a picture of a funny looking whale instead.




Wednesday was our last day of holiday so we decided to mix things up a little. Do something completely different to what we’d done on all the other days … oh wait, that’s a lie. We went on a walk. But this time I defied my parents (never defy your parents kids), took my shoes off and ran into the sea. The reason this picture is wonky is because I wasn’t expecting just how cold the water was. I was expecting cold, come on, it’s Wales. But not quite ice-cubes-would-just-float-in-that cold.




On our way home on Thursday, we met up with my auntie and had a look around yet another National Trust property (oh my days there’s more.) In an attempt to spice things up a little, I tried on this fetching old hat. An old lady laughed at me. It was a low point.




Back at home in my sexily striped bedroom, I tried on one of my dad’s old shirts for a laugh, then decided it looked quite good … this is in fashion now right? Because he’s not getting it back.




Saturday was a slow day, just kind of waiting around for the last episode of Doctor Who and Eurovision (blog post to come tomorrow about that). I spent quite a while photographing my own eye, until it started to freak me out a little. Then I almost died in the excitement of Doctor Who and the disappointment that apparently the next series isn’t out until next year?!




Once every month at my church, we have a thing called Messy Church. You may have heard of it but basically it’s loads of activities for kids that the adults secretly do under the disguise of helping. Seen as my job is signing people in (and doing the fire register – hell yes, if there’s a fire I get to call everyone’s names like you did in school!) it’s over pretty quickly, so I can just play along with all the little ones. This is a biscuit I made today. It’s a bird’s nest because I’m all arty and creative like. It tasted rank.