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July 22, 2011

. . . . . . . . mission successful: i found the wine glasses i was looking for.  sold by the case of 12 only, which is good for someone like me who breaks things all the time. i’ll be honest, i’ve got the summer bummer blues.  it’s the lack of sunshine and the need for a down comforter at night. so i’m crossing my fingers for some better weather this weekend, and i’m going to take some time to recharge.  have a good one.

  1. July 22, 2011 2:02 pm

    Ah, you finally got the glasses. How cool.

  2. researchingparis permalink
    July 22, 2011 2:07 pm

    Hi Brian! Unlurking to commiserate (and also to let you know how much I enjoy your blog) – we’ve been stuck under dark grey clouds for the past week in Paris as well, and it really does get under your skin after a while… dark grey that lasts until 10:30pm is no fun. Hope you can find some extra energy this weekend. Thanks again for the wonderful images of London life and more to come!

  3. Nicholas permalink
    July 22, 2011 2:08 pm

    Do you have a link for the glasses?

  4. July 22, 2011 2:52 pm

    If you are missing sun, you should come back to NY… and then upon landing you will probably want to fly straight back to London. hahaha, it is brutal here!

  5. July 22, 2011 3:17 pm

    i like that avocado.

  6. July 22, 2011 3:24 pm

    Brutal lots of places in the States, Brian, though I know what a week or more of murky weather can do to your mood. And thanks for the link to the glasses. Must check these out. Speaking of glasses and gloom, maybe you need one of the visors my son-in-law sometimes uses in winter in Alaska…simulated UV rays or some such. He claims it’s bogus, but I think there’s something to it. Triggers chemicals in the brain that sunshine does. You’re a smart lad, though. You’ll work it out. Here’s a hope for sunshine in the UK.

  7. Heidi permalink
    July 22, 2011 5:00 pm

    I had to move back from London after two years, when the summer in between the temperature never got above 65 and the sun rarely shone. It was tough.

  8. Ashley Erin permalink
    July 22, 2011 8:58 pm

    I hope your weekend is full of sun. We aren’t having very much sun on the west coast of Canada either, despite the heat wave that is hitting everywhere else. Today I’m wrapped up in a sweater and a fall jacket, wishing I had brought a scarf with me as well.

  9. July 22, 2011 9:04 pm

    beautiful as always.

  10. rob permalink
    July 23, 2011 2:51 am

    I’d be happy to give you 10-15°C. It was about 40°C here in Toronto the last couple of days.

  11. James permalink
    July 23, 2011 12:30 pm

    Why don’t you capitalize words? Is it intentional for effect?

    • July 25, 2011 4:32 pm

      ha! no, it’s because i’m lazy.

  12. Susan permalink
    July 23, 2011 1:05 pm

    106* in Portland, Maine yesterday, Brian. The grass is mostly brown from so much sun. It would be nice to find a happy medium between your weather and ours.
    That is the most perfect looking avacado I’ve seen, and I’m wondering if it tasted as lovely as it looks.
    Take care.

  13. Trish permalink
    July 23, 2011 2:26 pm

    the HOT weather and hazy sun are getting me down. I have the summer blues too, and I am staggering around post-surgery for a meniscus tear, still trying to work in the garden. My salvation this time of year is usually delicious tomatoes, but my plants look terrible!

    The weather is nothing out of the ordinary for the time of year, and I can only hope my tomatoes improve. It really helps to see your blog tho. Each time I click the link and see a new post I am always delighted.

  14. July 23, 2011 3:04 pm

    Luckily our heat wave in midcoast Maine may have broken today. (102 yesterday!) Seems we’re like papa bear and mama bear – either it’s too humid or too chilly, and then the blues set in. Maybe the heat’s telling me to slow the heck down, and the grey’s telling you to be introspective? Or maybe just take a jaunt down to Portugal for the weekend?

  15. kleeen permalink
    July 23, 2011 9:27 pm

    Uggg, I’m totally in the same boat. The lack of warm summer sunshine makes me bitter and tense. There’s rarely that feeling when the warmth takes over forces you to relax and exhale and feel so carefree. And knowing that winter is going to creep up just makes my lack-of-summer-anxiety worse.

    Its only my second summer in London, and as much as I love it here, I’m just not sure I will ever be able to stay here for good. Who knew weather would have such a big impact.

  16. July 24, 2011 2:37 am

    NYC is painfully hot right now, take solace in that fact ;-)

  17. Cande. permalink
    July 24, 2011 6:32 pm

    I know how hard British weather can be but I would still love so swap places with you for a while. The South of Spain is killing us with its heat.
    I recently discovered your blog (through kinfolk magazine). I really like it, every pic and every little comment calms me down and makes me stop and look around at all the teeny tiny beautiful things that we have around.
    Will definitely follow your blog.
    Thanx :)

  18. July 25, 2011 8:35 am

    that is one damn fine avocado.

  19. July 25, 2011 11:35 am

    I am so loving that first shot.

  20. maggie permalink
    July 26, 2011 5:48 pm

    Just checked back in with your blog – it’s AMAZING!! Well done – I am so impressed.
    I just moved to Seattle, so I am hearing you on the dreary weather… but i gotta be honest – I’d rather 65 and grey than 105 and blazing hot like the east coast recently!

    Will I see you in Harwichport in August?!?

    Maggie G.

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