December 28, 2019.

We landed in London at about 10:30am. Getting off the plane took a while because we had to take shuttle busses to the terminal. We eventually got off at about 11ish. Scanned our passports at the e-gates. We had to use the bathrooms to freshen up + go to baggage claim.

Once all of that was done, we waited around for our driver to take us to the hotel. We didn’t realize we were an hour away, so we tried to take a nap in the car. London traffic is busy, just like any major city. We passed through Kensington and many notable places in London. It was cold. But we were excited!

We finally get to our destination. We met our tour director, Kay. She’s Scottish. Super friendly! We checked in with our tour packets in hand. Lil’s room was ready before ours was (we had to wait about 2 hours) so we accompanied her and hung out. We were watching a British cooking show on tv. Made me hungry.

Afterwards, we decided to go for a snack run. We needed water, soda, crisps, and chocolate. Pretty much junk food. Haha. We went to Tesco which was a short walk from the hotel. Tower Bridge was very close to us so we walked over.

At this point, I was ecstatic to just be in London again. I didn’t sleep much. We had a welcome meeting and dinner to meet our tour group in the evening.

Once we returned to the hotel, our room was finally ready! So juiced to be able to unpack and relax for a bit before meeting new folks. We get a knock at the door and it’s Laura! She hands us our customized scarves with our names on it. Very nice surprise. Here are a few shots from that day. I’ve got more to sort through. Stay tuned for my next entry. πŸ™‚

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Table for one.

Last Friday was a day well spent. That’s always an experience, dining alone.

I needed a hearty meal before I went in for my first round of iron infusions. That probably explains why I haven’t been feeling the greatest by the way.

Hahn’s Hibachi just opened for lunch. I strolled in happily. I was the first diner for their lunch rush. I have so many fond memories there. The one in our neighborhood ended up shuttering because I believe the owners retired. So many family lunches and dinners. My default was always the BBQ Chicken with rice. I slowly transitioned to the sizzling Bibimbap bowl. The crunchy rice at the bottom is the best. But it’s important to mix! πŸ™‚ All the ingredients go so well together.

I’ve been laying low for the most part. Recovery is so important and self-care is my priority!

Wishing you all a wonderful and productive week! πŸ’œ

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Thursday, April 25, 2019

It was a busy Thursday for me. I had to take care of some errands before work! On top of that, I was finalizing some last minute details for our trip to Vancouver. I was excited and anxious!

I tried my best to pack smart. I really dislike overpacking, especially because my luggage this time around was a lot smaller. I was successful! πŸ˜€

I felt a bit sluggish for most of the day, but I powered through. I was so ready for vacation! I also had to send in a headshot for the school yearbook. Think I chose a good one. Woo!

Canada, here I come. I love it there! It’s the land of Shawn Mendes. Hehe. ❀

More entries on the way.

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Happy Hump Day!

This was my commute home. It was a mess, but that’s pretty much the state of SF. It can be a lot to deal with, but you just gotta roll with it. I’m nostalgic for old SF. Familiarity is lost. My Uber driver yesterday reflected on 34 years of being in the city. He was fond of so many memories. It was great to talk to someone who loves SF as much as I do. It’s home. ❀

Work was good. It was still a warm one. But the fog is returning. Hurrah! I love my layers.

Dubs just lost so I’m not in the best mood. I also need to finish packing. I’ll be seeing Canada very soon! πŸ™‚ I’m looking forward to all the adventures I plan to have. I can’t wait to photograph.

Lastly, Happy Birthday to you, Coco! We miss you so much. ❀ One of the best dogs ever.

Good night.

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Monday, April 22, 2019

The Sutro Tower is one of my fave subjects to photograph. ❀

I’ve decided to revamp my photo blog. I’ve been lagging these last couple of months. Trauma is real. Grief is real. Being human is real. I’ll eventually post the pictures from February, March, and parts of April. But for now, this is where I’m going to pick up. I love doing Project 365! It’s a better pace for me. My first attempt at it was back in 2007. I completed it!!

It’s going to be an exciting week! Spring break is over and I’m back at work. It was tough trying to get up. I snoozed. A LOT. Haha. The weather was super nice today. It was almost 77 I think. It’s supposed to be warmer tomorrow. Lots of sunscreen for me. πŸ™‚ I get headaches.

I was really digging my outfit today: my Giants baseball cap, my orange & black tee from Levi’s, black leggings from Uniqlo, grey hoodie, and my white chucks.

I’ve been admiring everything around me. I’m so in love with the flowers! The colors are all so pretty.

Highlight of my day was seeing Giants caps at the work desk. My boss is so nice! Thanks, Cord! πŸ˜€ (He’s a Dodger fan. The rivalry is real. Haha.)

Thanks for stopping by!

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Life stuff.

It’s been a heavy month for me. I’m still processing and grieving on my own terms. At times I’m sad and sometimes I’m okay. Grief isn’t linear.

I’m looking forward to April! So much happening, but I’m very excited.

I plan to continue on with my photo project this year. I just have to factory reset my laptop because I’m running out of space. I’m hoping I have everything backed up. That can be a bit tedious. 😬

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I’ll be back!

Bernadette

P.S. Baseball is here! I’m so happy. Giants are in LA the next few days. BEAT LA!!! πŸ™‚

MY WEEK IN PHOTOS: JANUARY 28-FEBRUARY 3, 2019.

I really enjoyed this week! Sharing a meal is such an experience. Food brings people together.

My highlights:

  1. Reading
  2. Sending a card to a fellow PHighter
  3. Lunch with Bianca + playing tourist and dinner with Pax & Jessie
  4. Brunch with the friends
  5. Super Bowl Sunday – all about the food and the commercials

To the pictures!

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