As many of you are aware, I recently moved to London! Me and my boyfriend Jay have spent these past couple of weeks exploring all over the city.
We’ve been doing lots of exciting things, including hanging out in many of the parks, and going to a cat cafe! Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium was an incredible experience – we got snacks and drinks and 90 minutes to hang out with the cats! When we eventually move in together we’re thinking about getting two cats (Colonel Fluff and Edgar Allan Poe) so we wanted to have a little practice being cat lovers, as neither of us have owned one before. Needless to say, we are now definitely set on the cat path!
We also went on a walking tour around Royal London, where we learned a lot of interesting facts about Buckingham Palace, St. James’ Palace, and Westminster. I’d only wandered around there before myself, so it was nice to have a guide to tell us all about these iconic places.
I have of course also been dragging him into every bookstore that I see, the most notable being the Brick Lane Bookshop, which had an amazing East London section, and the Gower Street Waterstones, which is literal heaven in a bookshop. This Waterstones is right next to my university, so I am definitely going to go to some of the events, and just generally hang out there, quite often.
I am of course actually here to do my Masters in Publishing, which has been going amazingly so far. Everyone has been lovely, and although I know that this is going to be a lot of work, I’m excited to finally sink my teeth into a degree where I am 100% committed.
If you’d like to hear more about my Masters and the bookish things I’m getting up to in London, please leave a comment – whilst I enjoy writing up these posts very much, I need to know whether you all enjoy reading them! In the near future I’m going to a couple of different talks about women and literature, so if you’d like to hear about those let me know!