|Sweater: Briarwood pullover, Anthro, Necklace: Pam Hiran c/o Sayaka :) , |
Cords: AG Stevies, Boots: from Norway
So my mother came to visit us for a few days, and I had no time left over for the internet... Which wasn't actually a bad thing at all, since we had a blast. She's been lonely since my dad died just before Christmas, and wanted to be alone for a while to lick her wounds, as it were - and since my choices were to let her do that, or start World War Three, she got her wish. But now, she's finally coming out of her shell a little - she's even started taking classes at the university, to finish the degree I so rudely interrupted when she had me - uh, pardon me for being born, is all I can say, heh.
I seriously still can't believe she was only here for four days, because we packed so much into those days - we went to see the Cheapside Hoard, a cache of Elizabethan jewellery that was found in the basement of a demolished house in 1912 at the Museum of London. We saw the Vikings exhibition at the British Museum, went to St. Paul's Cathedral and ate pancakes bigger than our own heads at the Old Dutch Pancake House. Not to mention we hit up her favourite Cuban tapas bar and I got somewhat hammered on mojitos - only me, mother and Victor are both all but indestructible where alcohol is involved.
|Yup, still obsessed with this necklace - wouldn't you be? ;)|
One of my favourite parts of her visit, though, was when we went to the cinema to watch The Grand Budapest Hotel. Not only did I get to introduce my mother to Wes Anderson, I also got to introduce her to Ben & Jerry's, which she'd never had before - and she loved both. She also told me about the last time she'd been to the cinema in London, and that had been back in the 1970's sometime. She and my dad caught the last performance of the day, so after the movie was done, they played God Save The Queen and everyone in the audience had to stand up! Back then, that was common practice, apparently. Times sure have changed!
Also, say hello to my brand new Briarwood sweater that I just scored on sale. I'd been stalking this one since she first hit the stores late last year, since I was in the market for a new white cable-knit sweater, and you can't go wrong with Sparrow. She's awesome, since she pretty much goes with everything, and she's soooo soft and warm! As you can see, we had some pretty torrential rains today, but my sweet Briarwood kept me nice and snug - and yes, of course my sweater is a she. Can't you tell? My cords are male though... Of course they are.