Monday, 2 September 2013

August, come and gone

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Happy August moments. There weren't that many. I've been viciously homesick ever since I went back to Vienna for a weekend in July. Happy days were those that I spent with my best friends, in town all too briefly; when we went to East Sussex/Kent to stay with Peter's dad; buying plants on my way to the Harry and the Potters gig; and, more than anything, weekends spent away from the city, like last weekend, when I went back to Durham and hung out in the same tiny cafés with my lovely friends.

If anyone has any tips on how to survive in London, do let me know. I'm running out of ideas and patience.

9 comments:

  1. Oh no. I hope you find peace in the city soon!

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  2. Das Gefühl kenne ich. Seitdem ich aus einer kleineren, mir über einen langen Zeitraum sehr vertrauten Stadt nach Berlin gezogen bin, beschleicht mich manchmal Wehmut. Ich liebe Berlin und fühle mich wohl, habe nette Menschen und Orte getroffen. Dennoch fehlen mir ab und an die Übersichtlichkeit, die spontanen Begegnungen mit Menschen um die Ecke, die Freund_innen in der direkten Nähe, die vertrauten Gerüche, das besondere Licht der anderen Stadt und manchmal auch der Orientierungssinn. Helfen tun: Tee- und Kaffeetrinken an schönen Orten mit meinen Lieblingsbüchern im Gepäck, Spaziergänge mit der Fotokamera, Butterbrote auf Parkbänken futtern und dem städtischen Treiben zusehen, Fahrradfahren, ins Kino gehen, Sportkurs mit neuen Gesichtern machen, mit den alten Freund_innen regelmäßig kommunizieren und neuen Begegnungen offen gegenübertreten. Den neuen Raum entdecken und ihn mit liebgewonnenem Alten verbinden! Das Ankommen braucht seine Zeit! www.kopfherzhand.wordpress.com

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  3. Blast! I was going to buy you a jade plant! Museums? Have you tried the megabus ride? If it's survivable we might be able to make visits more often.

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    1. I want to fill up my flat with plants, I love this particular one. Do you have any tips on how not to kill them?
      Museums are nice, but very crowded on weekends which is the only time I can go really :(

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  4. Note to self: stop pulling stupid faces in pictures.

    The Megabus is bearable if you get an overnight one, and can sleep sitting up.

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  5. Dudes nooo I'm not doing the Megabus, I'll just come up by train.... I think you can still get cheapish train tickets if you book in advance and don't mind going at odd times of the day.

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  6. oh man! that jade plant looks amazing! somehow mine always die...
    and hopefully things get better soon! homesickness is truly the worst. :(

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  7. NIce post ;)

    http://closertotheedgeblog.blogspot.com/

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  8. Autumn weekends: http://www.visitleevalley.org.uk/en/content/cms/nature/ x

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