anotherlongshot (anotherlongshot) wrote,
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anotherlongshot

I love London.

I am in love with this city. I am leaving it for less than a month, but a part of me is reluctant to go. I have come to love it for all its flaws and imperfections; and I love it for all the same reasons that made me fall in love four years ago. I walked through Regents Park this afternoon and the weather was comfortably cold, and once again, I marvelled at the wide open spaces, the wildlife, how there was so much space to breathe in the middle of a bustling, cosmpolitan city.

It's a long way off still, but I'm dreading the day when my visa expires and I have to leave (unless I find a way to stay). I feel calm and peaceful. I feel satisfied. I feel fulfilled. Not even the light rain that trapped me outside of Charbonnel et Walker at Old Bond Street could dampen my mood.


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Regent Street. The Christmas decor isn't anywhere near as elaborate as Orchard Road's, and I did laugh at it initially, but it feels so festive anyway. The cold weather probably helps as well.


I will miss you, London. Wait for me to come back and we'll resume our love affair from where we left off.

*

I spent £100 on chocolates today.

The Rococo ones that my brother kept pestering me to buy had better be worth it. The Charbonnel is definitely worth it. I bought dark chocolate champagne truffle for Wei Chuen because he doesn't like milk chocolate and I sampled one at the store and I really hated it, but the sales lady said that the alternative - Jamaican rum - had some elements of milk chocolate, so the champagne would be more pure. I wanted to try the Jamaican but I changed my mind; I hate dark chocolate and I wouldn't know the difference anyway.

Once again, biting into the sea salt caramel truffle was an absolutely life-changing experience. I am forever grateful to Denise for introducing me to this fantastic chocolatier. It's definitely better than Godiva; the best part, however, is definitely the fact that it's British.
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