I survived christmas alone in London.
Actually; and I feel guilty saying this, it was delightful.
I missed my mum; it is a time when everyone is talking about family. However thanks to yoga, meditation, reading and learning I was able to keep a reasonable perspective. It’s just another day, I saw my mum recently, and I will see her again soon. The other matter; a girlfriend, hopefully I will meet someone I match with soon.
After I finished work at my client on christmas eve I went to wholefoods and treated myself to something fancy; sourdough fruit bread (ridicoulsly priced), this was the first part of my plan for an awesome solo christmas day. So next morning it came to be that I was lying cosily in bed watching an xmas short animation with toasted fruit bread and coffee. Oh and my mum had sent me a gift to unwrap; a book, and I also had a box I sent myself; a new skateboard (uhm I am in my thirties in case you were wondering).
Afterwards I packed my camera, book and sketchpad. No transport in London on xmas day, but there are hire bikes. So I took one of those from my shared place in east london and went to holborn where part two of my plan went into action; to visit the hoxton – a really cool hotel and have some food / coffee and a beer.
So technically I even exercised!
The rest of my day was spent walking, taking photos and enjoying a couple of beers on my part walk part hire cycle pub crawl around London.
It was rainy, but that’s cool, rain can give a nice shine to city streets as the sun goes down.
This was kind of enjoyable; way less stress than roasting a turkey and preparing all the trimmings.
First photos – covent garden: