Greetings from a newly independent Great Britain! Or something like that. Maybe. Once politicians sort out the trillions of details. Unless there is a re-vote (a rumor that I heard, but I have no idea if that’s even a thing that can be done!).
It’s been an eventful few weeks on this tiny island, that’s for sure.
The best news is that, for a short time, people have stopped asking us with incredulity about the Donald Trump situation in the States, as there is now a more pressing local matter with which to contend. We appreciate the respite.
Without further ado, it’s time to get our minds out of the political gutter and waste a few hours surfing the ever-loving waves of the ‘Net.
On a lighthearted note:
- Bad tattoos for the win.
- Passive aggressive office notes. What we’re all thinking but are too shy to say.
- Clothing items that women over 30 should wear. Amen.
- How busy people make time to read. I set my alarm for 30 minutes early and carry books on the subway.
- You know what face I make all the time? The I’m Trying Not To Judge You But I Am Face. What about you?
- In addition to blogging and journaling about my travels, I’d love to sketch them like this.
- See related: my ridiculous Pinterest board with incredible travel journal inspiration.
On a more serious note, because we’re smart people and need to exercise our brains:
- More young people are living with their parents than ever before.
- Some families can’t afford summer.
- How much does it cost to raise a child? Is it just me or does this number seem to go up all the time?
- Good questions to ask before you buy something.
- Don’t you love it when you hear about someone’s work and think, ‘Wait, that’s a thing you can DO?‘
- Everyone hates hanging out with each other.
For those of you who just really, really can’t get enough of Brexit, here are a few of the best resources we’ve seen over the past few weeks:
- Our take on the Brexit and what it means for European travel.
- A cartoon, to put it all into perspective.
- Back in February, the Economist laid out the implications of a Leave vote. Nailed it.
- The A-Z of Brexit: A Guide to Britain’s New Politics
- One artist’s attempt, over weeks, to capture the mood of the moment
We’re looking forward to a very, very low-key weekend in London before heading to Sweden next week for our first ever travel blogging conference. We’re excited for it, and we adored Stockholm our first time there. I can’t wait to see it during the summer in all of its sun-never-sets glory.
If you missed it, check out a few of our favorite recent posts. I went home to visit my family, and had all kinds of complicated feelings about it. Drew summed up his time in San Sebastian with a tome on pintxos, and we are making solid progress on our London Summer Bucket List.
Happy Friday to all!