Ironically for someone who prides herself on defying the blog niche perogative, I seem to thrive creatively in a set, defined challenge. Bizarre, yes. Very Emma, yes. With my set scheme of 6 topics, I could plan ahead, knew what I needed to get for the next few posts and could feel like I was cheating when I defied the system and spent an entire week writing about Harry Potter and Doctor Who.
I think I’ve just solved my blogger’s block. *facepalm*
This entire week has been rather surreal and rather moving. With a 3am start on ANZAC day, we made our way to the incredibly busy corner of Hyde Park (there were literally thousands of sleepy antipodeans all rugged up, listened to the remembrance service intently. I do always wonder what the local hotel guests think!?) and joined Princess Anne commemorating the fallen soldiers of World War One.
We then popped out for brunch, and buckets of coffee. As you do at 6am on a Saturday (turns out a few of my colleagues were still out from the pub the night before. Awkward.)
I rocked up to Westminster Abbey for the afternoon service (you apply via the New Zealand High Commission) only to realise in horror that I was wearing jeans. What’s more, the Queen, Prince Phillip, David Cameron the UK Prime Minister, Lockwood Smith the New Zealand high commissioner, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg all attended, walking about 6m from where we sat.
I saw the Queen in person (again) AND I WAS WEARING JEANS. Mortified, I slung my coat over my knees, but still! When will I ever learn!?
We learned later in the day of the horrific Nepalese earthquake which my heart broke for. It just isn’t fair (donations can be made with the Red Cross Nepal Earthquake Appeal here).
The rest of the week was spend enjoying as much sunshine and relaxation time as I could possibly find.
And the odd Camden gig and gluten free pizza. When you’re in
Rome London and all that…
How has yours been?
Ps. excuse the interruption in the regular scheduling (refer to cheating in the first paragraph) but it’s our monthly travel linkup tomorrow – and the topic is ‘something you’d never do again’. I’m actually rather struggling with this one…