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HELLO HOLIDAY.
 
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The last holiday together before we move apart had to be something as relaxing as possible but also cheap since both of us are moving soon. 
So we decided to go to the north of Denmark, where none of us has been before.

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Most of the days consisted of driving around to see the beautiful landscape. One day was filled with bbq, bonfire and late night talks. The water was too low to have a swim in so we just walked around at the shore.

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We also went sea kayaking in the fjord of Mariager, 23km and my arms were SO dead the rest of the day, but it was so relaxing, fun and we learned that we are super good at team working like that! 

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Of course, we had a road trip to Skagen, the top of Denmark. It was magical to see the end of Denmark and the two seas meet, but the tourists (us being in that category as well) did take a bit of the magic off the experience. 

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Last day we went to Rubjerg Knude lighthouse which is on the biggest and fastest moving sand dunes in Denmark. Architects have made a constellation of a moving mirror diamond in the tower of the lighthouse which makes a beautiful kaleidoscope inside the core of the whole lighthouse. 

The holiday was just what we needed, next time we will be going to Corfu in the springtime. When we are in a long distance relationship.

AN AFTERNOON IN TYNEMOUTH.

Saturday Matt's sister, mum and I went to the Northumberland coastal town Tynemouth. This town really has made an impact on me, the atmosphere of the town was amazing and I felt so happy there.

We had the best fish and chips we have ever had at the cute cafe called Longsands Fish Kitchen and then went to the beach to enjoy a coffee at the converted container, grill and bar Riley's Fish Shack.
I need to come back in the summer!!

LONDON AND BACK AGAIN.

A lot of things have happened since we last spoke. On Tuesday I got to London, had loads of fun with Maria by looking around Kingston and the University, eating out and then went to Maria's house to make myself mentally ready for the interview the day after.

My interview was at 2 pm, which meant I could go to the library and use the printers to make my portfolio since I couldn’t bring it on the plane. I was finished printing and cutting, sticking and glueing the portfolio 20 minutes before the interview and at this point hadn’t had any water or food yet. I was way too busy!

The interview went well I think, the head of the course was the interviewer and I found it super hard to read him. It could have gone good or bad I would have had no idea. After that, Maria and I went shopping and home to cook. Basically, that was all we did apart from enjoying each others company and then I had to go home early on Thursday morning.

In the morning I was on my way from Kingston to London, and the trains were delayed by 10 minutes. When I finally hit St. Pancras after a couple of tube changes I was informed every train to Luton was either delayed or cancelled. This was all due to the storm Doris and this made me miss my plane to Copenhagen.
I called Ryanair to book another plane ticket, and they told me to book it at Luton Airport before 12 pm. So off I went on the next train that could get me somewhat closer to Luton airport, this train was going to Cambridge and I would have to change somewhere in between.
I knew I wasn’t going to remember all of this information so I followed this Welsh couple to Welwyn Garden City where the bus to Luton would leave from. It didn’t depart until 1,5 hours later so the couple booked an uber and invited me to go with them to Luton which ended up being free because they didn’t have time for me to transfer them money.
I got to the airport 5 minutes after my plane had departed. I literally saw it take off. At Ryanair, they needed £180 from me for a deposit on a standby seat on the next flight, there was already 7 ahead of me in the queue and the next plane to Copenhagen would be today, Saturday.
So to spend the least money on going home, I would be going on a coach to Newcastle where Matt’s mum and sister live. I would have to go back to London again though to take the coach from Victoria station.
So after only 30 minutes in Luton, off I was again in an uber shared with 3 Danes towards London for the second time. This only ended up costing me £9! I got to London 1 hour before the bus went so this time I had plenty of time to buy some food and coffee to prepare myself for the 7,5 hours bus journey.
The bus ended up picking us up 45 minutes after departure and it took us 4 hours getting out of London instead of 1 hour. This plus a break for 45 minutes made us 5 hours late and made me arrive in Newcastle at 2 am after having travelled almost the whole of the UK from 8 am. And there was no wifi on this bus either.

So 18,5 hours later, after planning to go home to Copenhagen I arrived at my boyfriend's mums place in Newcastle instead. All because of a little wind that was made to a storm called Doris.

Now I am not going home until Wednesday and will be leaving from Edinburgh instead.

LONDON TIP / ALBION SHOREDITCH
Photo by S ee and Savour

Photo by See and Savour

Photo by Albion

Photo by Albion

Since I will be off to London tomorrow I am not gonna make a meal plan this week. Matt will be home alone so he will probably just eat whatever leftovers we have got and a steak like he always does when I am not home.

So I thought I would give you a recommendation of one of my favourite places in London. Since I have lived there and maybe will live there again, I have a few places that I have been going back to several times. One of the places being Albion, simply because I worked there but also because I fell in love with this place from the very first time I saw it! 

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This is the original Albion and it is a part of the Boundary Hotel at the corner of Redchurch Street and Boundary Street in Shoreditch. Now the big bosses have opened 3 other cafes around London, but this is still my favourite since it is super authentic and cute!

Albion Shoreditch is both a cafe, small shop, an in-house bakery, cake counter and restaurant. The majority of the products, produce and food they sell are British, which make this place unique and special.  
They support small industries and sell everything from drinks to cheese, sandwiches from the kitchen, pastries and bread, juice from independent suppliers, Albion’s own crafted drinks and organic vegetables. 

When I worked there I was a shop girl, and was selling the baked goods, coffee to go and products in the tiny shop! The local community takes a big part in making this place special, with regular costumers both famous and local! 

Florence Welsh from Florence and The Machine always popped by when she was home in London, she would always pay with loads of coppers as well as Elena from Daughter. Those were my regular famous customers but also the guy who every morning had a boxing class down the street and came at 8.10am to go “Morning my love, the usual. You know the 2 white americano’s”, But they would be ready for him already because I would ask the baristas to make them first thing when we opened.

I hope this will make you visit this beauty of a spot right in central Shoreditch, go visit their website here and check out their online menu cards! 


If you are interested in more London recommendations, let me know I could make a London guide for you! 

 
A WEEKEND FILLED WITH LAUGHTER

This weekend was spend with Maria. She loved my surprise and was so happy to come! We had ramen at mine the first evening and a failed visit to Finn Juhls house, but ended up going for a canal tour. Then a whole day of shopping (mostly poster shopping) and eating at Papirøen, pre drinks that never became more than drinks, cause we ended up going home at 11pm since I had been up at 5am that morning because of work. We slept in Saturday and went to the botanical garden, walked through Assistens Kirkegården and at 2pm Maria got her first tattoo by the tattoo artist who made my tattoos. We went around the whole of Nørrebro and had durums in the park and went home to the apartment to draw and talk and laugh and look at all the pictures of our past days

We agreed on me coming to stay at hers in London next month when I will be going to open days at Kingston and to have a weekend in November where Maria and her boyfriend will come and see more of Copenhagen and us!