D1 • Scenes in & around our riad // Morocco is dusty and busy, and has in so many ways placed us outside our element. Spent our first day & night navigating our ways around the fiercest hagglers and a million nihaos. We’re slowly getting used to it. Just excited to be in the African continent for the first time ever, and today, we are desert-bound!!!
I’m officially convinced of the utility of life-size cardboard cut-outs now. Suitable for clothes hanging and standing in for missing persons in group photos. And I assume for scaring off burglars as well. Anyone got one pls send one my way this Christmas thx • also good job errbadi for flailing on the floor v enthusiastically in the name of charades &&& @amelllllllllia is the bestest!!! • miss production v v much 🙆🏻♀️
5 years!! Elapsed between the taking of these 2 photos! And I still regret that pose v much tq......... (I cant explain the crotch grabbing) So happy to see @__jeslyn again, even if it was for just a short while 💛 Pretty surreal to think we’re adults capable of crossing the pond ourselves now, when we were all once a couple of 15 year olds dying over 197(??)-page proposals & dreaming of NY...!
In my 2 & 1/4 years of living here, I’ve done little to honour the mundane, so here are a few boring bits of life I treasure // leaves that crinkle beneath my feet as I sprint to my 9ams • this lovely yellow brick wall that always cuts through the drabness of my morning commute • oxford street, eerily quiet on a Sunday morning & almost too eager for Christmas to come • golden rays that cloak the city when the sun sets (though I constantly wish it weren’t so early) • and how the city lights slowly rouse at dusk (which I honestly don’t stop to admire enough)
Assembled a small motley crew of VVIPs to celebrate my early 21st with, though I was missing a few. Thanks to everyone for being part of my warm and cozy affair, and for making this summer a little harder to say goodbye to than the last, each in your own way. Especially to my family and Ben for scrambling around to help me in spite of my impromptu plans last week!! I don't know how I got so lucky. But I do know that the next year will fly by in no time. With much love, take care & we'll meet again much sooner than ya think! ❤️👋🏻