"Why, Sir, you find no man, at all intellectual, who is willing to leave London. No, Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford."— Samuel Johnson
Well, this quote just makes me feel like a stupid, boring person. Because sometimes I AM tired of London- tired of the rain, the expenses, the chaos. Sometimes I am tired of walking in the downpour to the store because I need 2 eggs to complete the dinner I already started. Sometimes I am tired of not having a car. Sometimes I am tired of paying an arm and a leg for most of the entertainment that London has to offer. Sometimes I am tired of London's lack of Tex-Mex, Targets, and sunshine. I find London to be exciting at it's best, but exhausting at it's worst. And sometimes that leads me to never leave my little neighborhood bubble. I get stuck in the mundane routine of life- wake up, breakfast, run, yoga, babysit, dinner. On repeat over and over and over again. And then I get depressed, because I don't want my life in London to be summed up to this.
So, on Friday, I made myself get out of my little Northwest London bubble and go to my favorite London attraction: Borough Market. I know I speak of it's praises way too often, but there's just something about getting lost in this market that reminds me of how wonderful London is.
While at the market, I realized, though, that I've never really explored the area around it. So, grilled cheese in hand, I decided to do a little adventuring.
Side note: My hands were really greasy from the grilled cheese goodness, and I think some of that grease got on the lens of my phone, making these pictures look a little blurry. Oops!
|Where I usually sit and savour my grilled cheese. Not today, though!|
Just a random boat. Not even in the water, but between two buildings.
|Ah, The Thames on a dreary day|