We were still in Barcelona at the beginning of this week so I have a few more photos from our trip to this sunny, Spanish city. I’m planning to put out a post next week with a collection of Gaudí pictures, but there are a few pictures below from Park Güell. I love the colourful mosaics that are a mainstay of Gaudí’s architecture and the houses in Park Güell did not disappoint. There was a disappointing lack of grass in this ‘park’ – it’s mostly gravel and dirt paths surrounded by trees and shrubs – so we didn’t get as much chill time as I’d wanted, but some of the photos were great and vibrant.
The rest of this week was spent working, writing, despairing about British politics and running a number of time consuming but necessary small errands. I started sorting out my new bike after my beautiful bike was stolen the other week, I planned a few things for my birthday next weekend, I tidied and cleaned my very messy house and I started studying properly for a professional exam I’m taking in a few weeks’ time. I also cooked more, as when my brain is feeling a little frazzled by tasks and work cooking and baking are a good way for me to switch off and focus on something practical. I made a banging pea and mushroom risotto (twice, because it was so good the first time), a stir-fry and a batch or two of chocolate chip blondies and brownies. I also got to see more of my lovely friends in the sun, as summer starts to head our way for the year.
I took some more photos of Tower Bridge this weekend, as we wandered along the riverfront with our friend Nick to grab some Thai food and enjoy the sun. I still fucking love that bridge. It was also nice taking a friend around our local area and seeing his reaction to the small streets, old wharfs and impressive concentration of notable London landmarks. It’s easy to get used to the place you live and it’s good reminder of how cool being just south of the river is when you see it through someone else’s eyes.
On Sunday, I spent the afternoon at Hampstead Heath swimming in the ponds with Iona. I love the ponds – yes, they are murky, and yes, they are a great place for a dip – and I love forcing Iona into photoshoots that she despises despite being an enchanting model. One day I’ll convince her to be my muse without squirming.
I also did a quick photo-shoot of some amazingly beautiful lilies Jake bought. I love flower photography, as anyone who follows this blog will know, so I couldn’t pass up the chance to take a few good pictures of these gorgeous pink flowers!
I hope everyone has had a good week. What do you think of this week’s photos?