Don’t Cry For Me Hyde Park

“Looking out of the window, staying out of the sun
So I chose freedom, running around trying everything new
But nothing impressed me at all
I never expected it to” 

-Andrew Lloyd Webber

I have been feeling very somber these last couple of days. I’m leaving London to move back home to Somerset, and although this is what I want it’s still getting me down. London has been a rollercoaster to say the very least, I wouldn’t say it has beaten me however. I am now even more determined to move on, despite how these past nine months have been.

So in my last week before I pack up and go, I have been going to my favourite spots in London to soak it all in. It’s a weird feeling, almost like a break-up. I know I need to leave because I’m not happy, but it hurts to think about not coming back and seeing it all everyday.

Yesterday I ventured to Hyde Park, one of my favourite places to go when I feel a bit foggy. I didn’t realise how much I needed open spaces, and nature to help me think. Back home in Somerset you are never not near an open field. If life get’s a bit much all I have to do is go for a walk with my dog, I feel a thousand times better after.

It’s been no different in London, as soon as I feel it’s all a lot to handle I go for a walk. Hyde park is perfect as I can spend hours walking around, and always have something to see.

Jealousy does kick in when I see people with their dogs, It makes me miss my dog Gizmo so much!

I usually walk straight to the Serpentine, following the path over the bridge to Kensington Gardens.

Yesterday was the perfect weather for contemplation, once I walked to Kensington Gardens I then sat and admired the view of  Kensington Palace.

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To say that I will miss these views is an understatement. The thought of all the History in that palace is mind-blowing. It was young Queen Victoria’s first home, and was also where Princess Diana lived.

Despite the bad points, living in the big smoke has been a dream. London is formidable, but it’s made me so much stronger. Just being here has helped me figure out what I need to be happy. Even though London isn’t it, I will look back at these pictures and feel proud that I lived here once upon a time.

So, Goodbye Hyde Park. It’s been one for the books! X

 

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Walking Along the Serpentine 

 

 

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Beautiful post, the photos and writing both. Best wishes in your new phase of life, and I’m sure London will be pleased if you visit now and then : )

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    1. Jade says:

      Thank you so much! I will 100% be visiting in the future

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