Friday Links November 17th

Kew Gardens

Boy have I had a great week. My staycation was exciting AND restful, and just being able to float around without really having to talk with anyone has been the best thing ever. I ticked off two major things I’ve been wanting to do – Kew Gardens and Sky Gardens, and visited a whole bunch of little places I had on my list.

I also had the time to read a whole bunch of internetty things!!

Let’s Linkie!

Professional setbacks can happen to the best of us, here’s how to deal with them. Wit and Delight is one of my favourite sites; they always pick up topics that are meaningful and relevant, and write on them so well. It’s always a chore to pick which of their articles I want to include.

Liz wrote a really touching post about what it’s like growing up deaf and the communication and identity issues that come from that. The world of deaf people is something I sadly know very little about.

I’m all about my energy levels. I make decisions not to do certain things because they drain me – like spending time doing things I don’t want to do, and being around people I don’t like. Here’s how to take this sentiment and turn it into a life hack.

One of my favourite musicals – Legally Blonde – is touring the UK right now!

I completely agree with this post on not getting involved in stupid Facebook games that supposedly help beat cancer. No, they do not.

Who’s joining me on a roadtrip through Scotland?

Bloomzy has a great roundup of independent shops you should look to buy from this Christmas.

Looks like I’m going to have to go back to New York to try this matcha latte!

Also Birmingham needs to happen.

Have a lovely Friday!

Life in Death – Kew Gardens

Rebecca Louise Law

I’ve been meaning to go to Kew Gardens for the longest time. Back when I used to work part time at Sony, I spent the other hours of the day driving around Richmond and Ealing Broadway teaching English to Japanese families (they all live there because there’s a Japanese school there).

I’d drive past Kew every week, and wish I had the time to stop by. I love a good garden; they’re good for bee spotting, walking is great for mental health, and they’re fantastic for photography.

With my week off this week, I decided to make the trip over and finally go – especially when I saw that there’s an art instillation called Life in Death. [Read more…]

Veggie Burgers of Cambridge – Smokeworks

A little while back we wanted a Yes We Camb dinner out, and the votes went to Smokeworks, a BBQ place I’d not eaten at since I stopped eating meat in January. The last time I went there, it was to the city centre restaurant, where I was on a date with a guy I was super into, and I ordered the ribs which I messily ate, all the while being adorable to the guy. [Read more…]

Darsham Nurseries, Suffolk

Darsham Nurseries

I really love driving. I love driving alone (when I can listen to podcasts) and I love driving with friends, nattering all the way. Since Angelica has only a set amount of time in the UK before she has to go back to the US, I am often coming up with places I think she should see.

Alice and I are Suffolk girls, and we were keen to show Angelica the beauty of our home county, so we went on a little road trip.

From Cambridge, you’d pass Darsham Nurseries if you’re heading over to Dunwich, or perhaps Southwold, and definitely to Latitude. You’d not see it unless you knew it was there, so don’t feel bad for not knowing about this awesome place.  [Read more…]

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