What a way to end the year.
To close out my time in the U.K., I spent a lot of time with my friends and Diego. I met up with my friend Tom for drinks and dinner in London and my friend Sam visited Brighton from Leicester. Sam and I went ice skating, walking around Brighton including the Lanes and pier. We also visited Seven Sisters, we he captured some amazing picture with his film camera.
I also got to go to a few shows: I saw Drag Race icon Alyssa Edwards in Brighton and Enter Shikari in Portsmouth. The Alyssa show was short but great, she is so funny and just like she is on her shows. The Enter Shikari show was really fun as well! My friends Tom and Islay came down from London and I offered to house them and in return, they surprised me by paying for my ticket. I had a really great time seeing my favorite British band in their home country for the last time in what will probably be a while.
I also drove Diego and I to Reading for his friend Andreas’s birthday celebration. We had a nice time at dinner and hanging out with Andreas’s family. It was great to finally meet Diego’s long-time friend.
Then, in the days leading up to my move back to the U.S., I had to sort my house (donated clothes and houseware), car (sold it for a bit of cash) and pack my bags. Then on December 19th, I flew back to the U.S.
Since I’ve been back, I have just been relaxing, seeing friends and family and shopping.
What I’m watching: American Circumcision, Dumplin’, The Holiday, The American Meme, Silver Linings Playbook, Dancing Queen (season 1), Arrival, Magic Mike, Jack Whitehall: At Large, Ready Player One
What I’m reading: Sweet Home by Carys Bray, Sapiens: A Brief History of Mankind by Yuval Noah Harari, Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, In Order to Live by Yeonmi Park
Photo by Annie Spratt.