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Home Sweet Home

It’s been pretty quiet around here recently but it’s been the maddest 2 months. If you follow me on Instagram you might have noticed that I went back to London for a couple of weeks at the start of April. It was a very last minute trip to see family and it was the first time I’d been to England since leaving 15 months prior, so it was all very surreal. It was a very low key trip mainly spent at home, but it was also really special.
Being away from home for such a long length of time is very strange. As much as I love Melbourne, I was really homesick for the first year and had only just eventually moved on from that. I was worried that I wouldn’t love London as much as I used to, but I was very wrong! London in the Spring is just a magical place. It is wonderfully fresh, full of crisp cold mornings with blue skies and heavy candyfloss-coloured blossom. Everyone is happier, full of hope after coming out the other side of a long dark Winter (apart from me, mwaha). Driving through London from the airport was so exciting – everything looks so beautifully quaint compared to Australia.
As well as spending lots of time at home enjoying time with my family, the open fire and all of my parents’ cooking, I made sure to visit a few of my favourite local spots. Richmond Park, the gorgeous Petersham Nurseries, the King’s Road (and tried Phat Phuc Noodle Bar – so good!), WHOLEFOODS, and plenty of runs along the River Thames. An explanation for one of these random photos – my mum and I tried a matcha latte from Planet Organic for the first time and I had to throw it away it was so disgusting! Should I try another one… I can’t understand the Instagram obsession when the drink was so revolting? I also saw a few of my besties, which was such a bonus, and got totally spoilt with engagement pressies wahoo!
London, you will always have my heart. See you in August! <3 p="">

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    Nancy Straughan
    May 18, 2016 at 10:27 am

    What a lovely trip you had! When I saw that pic of your latte I thought “ohhh I really want to try one of those” now I know better! You’ve made me appreciate London a little more after reading this. x

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