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As i have been on work experience, i decided to make the most of it and do some exploring!

The Sunday when i first arrived, i walked around Bayswater and through Hyde Park which was busy because it was a warm and sunny evening. I also went to Waterstones Piccadilly and Oxford Street, and also Hatchards bookshop, so i’ve done some bookish things too!

I’ve managed to fit in quite a lot of things since then, especially on Saturday when i did all the following:
- Walked along Oxford Street
- Visited the Marimekko shop
- Visited Hamleys
- Visited Liberty
- Visited Carnaby and Choccywoccydoodah
- Visited Tate Modern
- Crossed the Millennium Bridge
- Visited St Pauls cathedral
- Walked around Covent Garden and visited the Moomin Shop
- Walked to the British Museum
- Walked to Leicester Square and Trafalgar Square
- Visited the National Gallery

It was a really knackering day! I also spent Sunday afternoon at Tate Britain, which is by far the best Tate gallery i’ve been to, and walked west along the Thames and crossed over the river and came back through Chelsea.

I have also been walking through the city on an evening, going into clothes shops and just soaking up the atmosphere.

It’s a whole new way of life for me and it’s good but i can’t afford to stay here for a longer period of time!

Hello!

I hope you all had a great Christmas!

This has been one long year, although it feels like it’s flown by now it’s the end of December! I’m looking back at stuff that happened in 2013 and have composed a little list:

  • I finally finished reading LOTR!
  • I dyed my hair blonde/pink, then blonde/purple, then blonde/brown, and now brown!
  • I went to the London Book Fair.
  • I visited the ICEBAR in London!
  • I spent the best part of an evening exploring the bookshops of London, especially the massive Waterstones Piccadilly!
  • I quit my job which i hated and don’t regret it.
  • I went to my best friend’s wedding. 
  • I watched the Doctor Who 50th anniversary which was really good!

My favourite book that i read this year was probably “Starcrossed: Goddess” by Josephine Angelini, which i had been waiting for about a year to read and bought as soon as it was published! I really enjoyed finding out what happened at the end of the trilogy! See my review for “Goddess (Starcrossed#3)”

I re-read quite a few books this year, but still managed to read a nice selection of new ones too! For the full list, have a look at My 2013 Reading List! I was aiming for 100 books but only managed 93! I might have managed it if i hadn’t been lazy during September when i didn’t really read anything!

I hope you have enjoyed reading my blog, i really appreciate you for following me and my words, and all i can do now is to say thankyou and wish you a Happy New Year!

See you in 2014!

While i was in London at the London Book Fair this month, i also did a load of sightseeing in the city as we went for a few extra days.

We did all the usual hotspots, such as Big Ben, the Shard, and Trafalgar Square, but we also had a list of bookshops to visit as well!

Our main choices were Foyles and Waterstones Piccadilly! I think we spent about 5 hours in these shops in total, all in one night! I really love that these shops are open so late, especially with Waterstones Piccadilly being open until about 9pm and having 5 floors of books! We were in book Heaven!

I came out of Foyles with:

The Horologicon - Mark Forsyth

The Horologicon – Mark Forsyth

And i came out of Waterstones Piccadilly with:

2013-04-17 00.07.50“Moranthology” by Caitlin Moran, “Is It Just Me?” by Miranda Hart, “Warm Bodies” by Isaac Marion, and “The Perks Of Being A Wallflower” by Stephen Chbosky.

Got most of them on special offer so only spent about £30 on all 5, which is good considering 3 of them are hardbacks!

So, i have got lots to reading through in May!