Friday, May 21, 2010

Where Art Thou London?

May 21st 2010

I miss London. There... I said it. Not enough to want to move back, but I do really miss it. I miss my friends. I miss getting drunk on Saturday's over boozy lunches and bottles and bottles of Prosecco. I miss seasonal produce and Richmond Park. I miss the dogs in South Park and walking Wicklow with her friends.

It's funny, Matt and I were talking the other day and I told him that London will be different when we go back. But that was not really the truth. London will be the same, we'll be different. Deep, I know. But it's true. There will be many aspects of London life that I won't miss. The dirty air, the public transport, the gray skies, pikey people. When I return and come across those, I will be reminded of how much I do love the so Cal lifestyle. But then I'll have my first glass of Prosecco at Sand's End and the nostalgia will set in. Someone will crack a funny and I will long for more of the British sensibilities and humour. People have trouble laughing at themselves in the US. Over here we tend to think that British people can be snobby and take themselves very seriously. But Yanks take themselves very seriously. While they are happy to have a laugh at someone else's expense, they tend not to fare so well when trying to laugh at themselves.

God I really miss my friends. We've already missed an engagement party and a 30th birthday and are missing another birthday this weekend (aren't you turning 27 again Bertie?) It takes a long time to find a good circle of friends and I didn't expect it to happen overnight. But I really miss having a close girlfriend at hand. Also, I miss Matt's family. They were a huge part of my London life and I miss drunk conversations with his Dad and singing Meatloaf with his Mom. Priceless memories.

So I guess I'm not trying to complain. Just reminisce. I can't wait to come back and visit in July. I feel lucky to have made friends that I actually miss. I know that it sounds terrible but I tend not to miss people. I've kind of gone my entire life not really missing people so this is a first for me. London enjoy your first weekend of sunshine and know that there are 2 people far far across the pond that are thinking of you:)

PS. Congrats Jackey on your new job. If anyone wants some All Saints gear hit up Jack at the Camden store.

Off to hang with the Cougs at Javiers.


  1. why dont you just come home for good?!?!

  2. had about 13 glasses of prosecco last night to celebrate the first weekend of sunshine. now i cant get out of bed to enjoy it ;) miss u xo, v

  3. I hear that Vanessa. We hit up the Margies at Javiers on Friday and Matt couldn't get out of bed until 2pm Saturday. Sophie, love you and can't wait to see you in July!!
    I went hiking early doors this morning and it was soo beautiful that it reminded me why I am here. But it doesn't mean that I don't miss you all!!!

  4. I have just ordered the new Kindle 3g oh yes