Parklife: Practice for Paradise

So today marks 3 months exactly until the big departure – flights are officially booked so it’s really happening!

The last couple of weeks have also served as a glorious preview of life in the tropics. With the sun beating down and London temperatures reaching a whopping 36 degrees, I was lucky enough to be able to spend some time outdoors to soak it up. I have plenty of reading to do for my Masters dissertation, and where better to do that than spread out on a picnic blanket under a tree in the park? The sticky heat combined with the solitude of study felt to me like a sneak peek of what my life might be like in Thailand. Surrounded by beauty, the sounds of nature, lots of people around to watch and wonder about, but not so many that it felt crowded. What a way to spark the sensation of anticipation for this life I’m setting out on!

London is an amazing city in many ways, but what stands out for me is the green spaces – in such a vast and cosmopolitan city, you are never far from a garden, common or park to escape to. So much effort is put into maintaining these stunning spaces and to provide Londoners with that connection to greenery and nature. There is such simple splendour in even the basics of a grass space and a few trees. Feeling so very #grateful to have such beauty on my doorstep, and while Thailand has it’s own amazing allure, I will surely miss feeling the grass between my toes in a good old-fashioned park.

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