London, Oxford and Glasgow (and some things inbetween)

The Story Thus Far

London:

  • Sir John Soane’s Museum
  • Victoria & Albert Museum
  • Bedford Park
  • Emery Walker House
  • Kelmscott
  • Red House
  • Harry Potter Walking Tour
  • Somerset
  • London Bike Tour through the Royal Gardens
  • Buckingham Palace



Travel to Oxford/Oxford

  • Blenheim Palace
  • Oxford Museum
  • Sheldonian Theater

Travel to Glasgow/Glasgow

  • Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Wrightwick Hall
  • Blackwell House
  • Hunterian Museum
  • Hill House
  • Glasgow School of Art
  • House for an Art Lover

Quite a list, right? The House for an Art Lover is today, and many of us will be going back to the Hunterian Museum to catch the Mackintosh exhibition we missed yesterday. I promise I’ll be writing more than a list in the future, and adding photos, but I figured that some update is better than no update. Trying to go through photos as we go; I’m getting up to speed somewhat. Tonight we leave for Dublin, so I’ll save some of that time to work on studio stuff as well as catching up on other things.

Conquering Jet-lag

It’s 18:23 and I’m just now getting a bit tired, so, I’m going to consider myself well on my way to conquering jet-lag. Europe uses military time instead of whatever the US uses and so I’m trying to adapt to it (by changing my phone/ipad) so to minimize any sort of time miscommunication. Subtracting two hours isn’t that difficult (my shortcut to get US time, it’s sort of like subtracting 12, but I just ignore the 1. Doesn’t work as well when it hits 20:00 I suppose).
Military time is more efficient though, I gotta say. With no “am” or “pm” there is little excuse for error, unless you give, or are given the wrong number.

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Security, Hustling, and Adapting to Shifting Climate on the Fly

Traveling is exciting, and stressful. More specifically, traveling by plane is stressful, except for a few parts–mainly the takeoff, landing and what goes on (or doesn’t) in between. Being able to fall asleep on planes is a good talent to have; I’m happy to say that it’s been a lifelong cultivation of mine–I get a lot of practice in cars. Currently finishing up this post

By the end of this trip I think I should be able to say which sort of transportation I prefer the most (when it comes to longer distances). Train, buses and planes, oh my!

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I’ve become an expert at breaking down boxes

When people talk about moving, as in changing homes/apartments/caves/etc., I feel like there are two general feeling that may accompany it:

a.) It’s a fresh start! Moving is exciting because it is change, and change can be good.

b.) It’s a pain. Packing, labeling boxes, putting boxes in a car, traveling, unpacking boxes from a car, reorganizing, etc. (repeat steps 3, 4 and 5 especially when moving within the same city–even more so when it’s more than just one person moving.

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