Weekend Scenes: October 10th & 11th

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It has been quite some time since we have posted any weekend scenes around here. We did some traveling and then made our first trip home to the US since our move to London. So, without getting into much detail there, it has been a busy couple of months. But good ones for sure!

When Friday evening came and work was all wrapped up, there was a freeing feeling that came over me and ran through my body. You know the feeling—when it feels like the weight of the week has just been lifted off your shoulders and you could just break out into a dance then and there. It felt good to finally have a weekend to do whatever we wanted. To know that on Saturday morning we could wake up and decide to do what our moods directed us towards was amazing. We ended up heading to Partridges in Kensington because word on the street is they have a killer American food section. Yep. We just got back from being there and we already needed those American food staples that brings us straight back to our childhood. They had everything we sigh about our go-to grocery store not having—Nilla Wafers, Jiffy corn muffin mix, Kraft mac & cheese (I probably would have cried happy tears if they had Annies), baking chocolate, GOLDFISH (!), and so much more. We did not hold back my friends.

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After splurging at the store, we knew we wanted to stay in the area and enjoy wandering around the west side of the city for a little. On our walk to the store, I saw some cute mew houses out of the corner of my eye so we were sure to head that direction afterwards. As we strolled down the Kynance Mews, my favorite mews I have ever stumbled upon (so far), it was clear that fall was in the air here in the city. The leaves that covered the raw and painted brick walls were turning from green to brilliant orange and reds.

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Though a little cloudy (as usual), it was such a gorgeous London day. We continued our walk up to Holland Park staying on side streets and wondering what it would be like to live in such a posh area.

Once we reached the park, we found ourselves a bench to sit down and take it all in while enjoying some of our American goodies. So many people were out walking their pups, getting some exercise, and basking in the fall day. On our way out to catch the bus home, we stumbled upon an area in the park where peacocks hang out and were in awe of their calmness and vibrant colors. Definitely not something you see every day.

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Sunday we spent the day in our flat getting things done, running a few errands, and taking in the peacefulness of the day. These pockets of time where we are in London, able to get back in a weekly routine, and not worry about where passports are or what time our flight leaves are just as lovely as the periods of time where it seems like we are on trains and planes nonstop. We look forward to being around these next couple months leading up to the holidays to get back to learning to love this crazy city and all it has to offer.