the end of days

candle, lighting a candle, self isolation, fire, spells, witchcraft, solitude, coronavirus, covid-19, flame, stuck in my house, making it cosy, flickering lights

sinking into self isolation like sap drips down down finding cracks and filling them unwinding in my home and living in it searching for soft spots and settling into them waiting is a game i try not to play – … Continue reading

molecular

best friends, soulmate, jessica and kelsey, the best person i know, beautiful, beautiful women, missing you, happy birthday, partner, friendship, sisters, my love, my future, crazy world

i don’t know how i found her. i don’t know if it was fate or some subconscious manifestation / spell casting on my part. all i do know is that what they say is right… when you know, you know. … Continue reading

gonna go see the world

british airways, head on, cabin crew lifestyle, new opportunity, akbarali mastan, photo credit, airplane in the clouds, london heathrow, aviation, photography

i think that i will write again today, so that not all of my posts are gushing with heavy speculations and pent up reflections of life. at least, it seems like they all have been to me.   swooped vader off … Continue reading

finchley

finchley road, london, london streets, old street signs, united kingdom, photography, brick background, west end lake, northwest london, exploring europe, missing letters, black and white letters

  i stumbled upon this dreamy tunnel whilst exploring a little corner of northwest london, near finchley road. nearby were signs advertising farmer’s markets both at west hampstead and swiss cottage. perhaps i’ll visit them over the weekend – over … Continue reading

little gold rings

little gold rings, found in covent garden, little lost souls, treasure hunting, one man's trash, london, adventures in europe, picking things off the ground, lost and found, business suits, storytelling

if you happen to glance under my coffee table, you’ll notice this clear, plastic box with a removable tray and multiple compartments. it is ideal for the storage of tiny art supplies or bits of jewelry and baubles. i have filled it with treasure from around the … Continue reading

as far as weekends go

saturday, weekend in london, london, photography, spring is here, tiny white flowers, look like pearls, white and blue, spring in the city, adventures in europe, an american in london, richmond park, deer park, wildlife, springtime bliss, watching me

i haven’t decided if i regret inviting the neighborhood pigeons to feast on my balcony. they came, they conquered, and my bird feeder was violated in such a way that it surely suffers from ptsd. it probably dreams of light sparrow pecks … Continue reading

the year of the monkey – 新年快樂

chinese new year, chinatown, london chinatown, london chinese new year, chinese celebrations, london festival, an american in london, nian gao, the year of the monkey, dragons, the lion dance, steamed buns, boa bun, happy new year, valentines day, adventures in europe, beautiful london, the lion dance, new year lion dance, children watching the lion dance

chinatown in london is already an exciting place to visit. if i am in the mood to meander, it takes little to no persuasion to set my course for leicester square station. climbing the steps to street level, i put … Continue reading

happy pancake day

plum and pistachio pancakes, making pancakes, pancake recipe, american pancakes, always use buttermilk, pistachio pieces, plum and pistachio, fun pancake recipe, happy pancake day

i must admit, living in europe has definitely made life a bit more unpredictable and exciting. i got lucky a few weeks ago when i was asked by a close friend to partake in burns night festivities. burns night is … Continue reading

ruta

i’ve got this friend who inspires me. from my own personal experience, the establishment and development of friendships is not easily accomplished in a city like london. the bridge between ‘let’s go dancing sometime this month’ casual acquaintance and let’s … Continue reading