Tag Archives: summer

Summer Romance

9 Aug

Summer Romance

Take a swarm of young people with suggestive tan lines and raging hormones; add moonlight, crashing surf and alcohol, and the rest becomes the stuff of lifelong memories. Rarely, but sometimes, it becomes the stuff of lasting love.

The stereotype of the summer romance — even the Urban Dictionary definition — demands that it end come September. It’s just a fling, just fun, all sweat and sand and skin, and then it recedes into rose-hued memory with the arrival of fall.

A summer romance must abide by the words of the poet Philip Larkin: “Always is always now.”

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London Bucket List for Summer 2012

21 Jun

Since I am in London for the summer, I thought of writing down all the things I want to do before I leave. London Summer 2012!

Feel free to comment! and let me know if there is anything else I should add to my list. 🙂

1. Take a tour by the Beefeaters at the Tower of London

2. Go to a London pub

3. Afternoon Tea at Claridge’s

4. Eat lunch at Sotheby’s

5. Attend one of the games at the Summer Olympics

6. Spend the Saturday morning at the Portobello Market

7. Successfully navigate the London tube station

 

8. Visit the Westminster Abby

9. Ride in the red doubledecker london bus

10. See a musical

 

11. Observe the Changing of the Guard at the Buckingham Palace

12. See the Platform 9 3/4 at King’s Cross Station

13. Have a picnic in Hyde Park

14. See the Peter Pan statue in Kensington Park

15. Visit the Louboutin Exhibition at the Design Museum

16. Take the Jack the Ripper Tour

17. London Symphany Orchestra

18. Eat Fish & Chips

 

19. Damien Hurst exhibition at the Tate Modern

20. Cross the Intersection of Abbey Road

21. Ride the London Eye at night

22. Visit the St. Paul’s Cathedral

23. Go inside the Big Ben Tower

24. Shop at Harrod’s

25. Take a picture in the red telephone booth

26. Dorchester High Tea

27. Go to every major macaroon patisserie

28. Canoe in the Thames

29. See the London Royal Ballet