I’ll be very honest with you: This was a dark day.
Well, figuratively speaking.
This was the last happy memory I was to have with my Polaroid SLR 680 on my London trip. It met an untimely demise close to the British Museum. I went to get something out of my bag and heard a crash. My mint condition Polaroid was busted. This event kinda busted me up, too. I went into the British Museum but walked right back out because I was so very upset about my camera (please note: I was have emotional weirdness overall because of my homesickness, so breaking a beloved camera was just the straw that broke this lady’s back!)
Did that cheer me up sufficiently? Apparently not.
I went back to the hostel and eventually phoned “me mum”. I was sat outside the restaurant at my hostel, ballin’ and squallin’ to mom who was 4,000 miles away. I made a #dramatictweet about it, and Kayla suggested that I meet her for coffee after she left work for the night. We went to a restaurant she really loves called The Diner. I am so happy that this happened. Originally, I was going to stay at the hostel for another night and go out to Kayla’s Saturday. But she thought it’d be best for my frazzled nerves if I took the train home with her after work on Friday so I can have a chill weekend with her. I am so grateful for Kayla coming to my emotional rescue!
After The Diner, Kayla took me on a walk, which included taking me to Forbidden Planet. Holy fish fingers and custard! More Doctor Who paraphernalia than I could have ever imagined!
We went through Covent Garden, too, since I hadn’t managed to make it there on this trip or the 2006 trip. We went into a macaroon shop because, baking enthusiasts that we both are, had never had a macaroon. This cookie establishment shall remain nameless because I took one picture before I was chastised by the girl behind the counter. “We don’t allow photos.” O RLY?? OH WELL! My bad! I still got a shot in, heifer! My black currant macaroon and Kayla’s pistachio one were lovely though.
That day ended up much nicer than I could have hoped. Thanks Kayla! xoxo
From Instagram: “My black currant and Kayla’s pistachio macaroon’s last night in Covent Garden”
Photos taken with Lomography Diana F+, Yashica D TLR, Polaroid SLR 680, and Ricoh FF-1