Saturday 11 May 2019

Wanderings Lately :: April

I began April as I'd spent most of March, travelling, getting ready to travel or catching up after travelling! We had a really late Easter this year and I was really ready for the four day weekend. We had great weather so it was lovely to enjoy that in my parents' big garden.

I also celebrated one of my best friend's hen do and wedding two weeks apart. Two fab events with my favourite people.

Also in April; went to watch the RAF rugby team be thrashed by the Navy, celebrated a work friend's birthday with Syrian food, and started the final season of Game of Thrones. 

Family Weekend

Our four day easter weekend was, as always, filled with family and hot cross buns. A fun trip to the park, catch up with old friends in our old local and frantically finishing my wedding gift for Macey and Brian!


The first I knew of the Extinction Rebellion protests was returning from work on Tuesday 16th. I came back over the bridge and it was full of people, a small make-shift stage and it was quite difficult to get through.

For the next week on my journeys to work the bridge was a fantastic place (back in the afternoon was slightly more difficult as there were more and more people each day). 

This was no longer the worst part of my journey but a bit of the best. No cars, buses lorries over the bridge. Plenty of space, not being squished between the crash barriers and the road. Even the following part around Aldwych was quieter. These protests were necessary and important. We are in a climate emergency, and no matter how much we change our own habits the change must be systemic and the government has a responsibility to lead this.

Also, wasn't it lovely to have a break from Brexit constantly in the news!

Hens and Weddings

I can't quite believe that I have known these girls for 15 years. We've come a long way since university, but we still know how to party! Also standing in height order was a complete accident.


Work took me back to Russia, where I managed to get a little bit of time to wander past St Basil's, catch an exhibition at the Pushkin Fine arts museum and order the biggest Georgian cheese bread one person has ever attempted to consume.

It had its highs and lows but it was nice to be back for a brief visit.