Our second day in London started with a nice cup of coffee. Although we’re in the country of tea, and I’m a big fan of tea, there’s nothing that can beat a good cappuccino in the morning. We then slowly moved towards South Kensington as a visit to the natural museum was high on my wish list. Unfortunately there was an immense line when we got there. One of the guys who was working there told us it would take us 1,5 hour to get in. We decided to try it again the next day and come a little bit earlier.
So, change of plan! We went back on the underground and paid Portobello Road a visit. We weren’t the only one as it was almost twice crowded as the line at the Natural History Museum. We ended our day in east London, near Brick Lane, where we had the best tacos.
Last weekend, Michiel and I visited the English capital. The last time I was here was a couple of years ago and it was really nice to visit again. We booked an AirBnB near Old Street, which is in the neighborhood where I used to live.
The weather report told us that it would be raining all weekend but it kept dry most of the times, we even caught a spot of sunlight once in a while! That was a real gift because it was also the first ‘field trip’ of my new camera. I tried to shoot manually the whole trip which unfortunately sometimes resulted in way overexposed or super dark photographs but I’m starting to get the hang of it!
Our first day started near Carnaby street, where Percival had a sample sale. Michiel is a huge fan of the brand so when we heard they had a sample sale in the weekend that we were in London, we obviously needed to go. We spend the rest of the day walking around, visiting Tate modern and ended up in Camden with a very nice burger in front of us!
My friend Anne has folded her own lampshades, which I thought was really cool! So when I moved to my new place and needed a new lamp, I decided to dive into the world of DIY. I found this tutorial, bought paper and started folding. This was the result three hours later! I’m quite happy with it. I also learnt a couple of things, for example my paper is pretty thick, which obviously means that there is less light. The thick paper also means that it doesn’t easily sit the way I want it to, so I need to make some kind of metal raster to shape it a little bit. My hanging system also needs an upgrade as I just grabbed the nearest ribbon but all in all I’m happy with the result!
I finally understood the joy of making something yourself. Maybe I’ll do more DIY projects in the future so if you have any suggestions, for example for my new place, please let me know!
January is such an exciting month for me. Or actually, the transition between January and February. It is my last month at Peerby, as I start at Centraal Museum Utrecht in February. I’m finishing my last course at university (still have to write my thesis though) and I’m also moving to a new place! Oh and I also bought a new camera.