I’ve blogged before about the idyllic little Devon seaside village, where my husband grew up – Teignmouth.
For those who haven’t been, check out this drone video taken at sunset – it’s a little moment of zen.
I enjoyed reading this “You know you’re back in America when …” posted to the Matador Network.
If you’ve ever lived abroad for any amount of time, this will appreciate these – for me, I remember vividly being struck by #1, #3 and #15 after spending my first few months in the U.K. and then returning to California for Christmas.
What’s your best “You know you’re back in America when …” tell-tale sign?
Well, first of all, apologies for the radio silence! I have been super busy at work and juggling the being a present parent thing and trying to keep the laundry done and the dishes washed and so on and so on, all while keeping up with watching the latest episode of “Girls.” It’s a struggle, let me tell you!
Anyway, I’m back on board and wanted to share this Buzzfeed quiz, assessing one’s ability to take the Underground like a Londoner. Go on and take it and let me know how you do!
I was very proud to have achieved “Tube Pro” status. “You’re either a Londoner, or just a great human being. You have a healthy regard for personal space, but also the patience that comes with travelling long distances underground. Well done you.” *sigh*
I’ll tell you once a London Undergrounder, always a London Undergrounder! It’s still in my blood so many years later! (But thankfully my nose is clear and not packed with black soot like it used to be from my daily commute!)
Wouldn’t it be amazing to have a London Tube map of all of the best coffee shops nearby? Behold!
It was created by Chris Ward, who’s no stranger to good coffee!
Look what I found on Etsy! Nice, right? It’s handmade and is priced at $140. The seller, GoingUnderground, specializes in subway art prints that pay homage to cities around the world and they ship worldwide.
They also offer these – so you can select the Tube stations that mean the most to you:
Wow. Someone has posted these fake London Underground signs on the Underground and they really are quite something!
Here are just a few…
See the rest of the Tube signs and try NOT to smile ….
Check out SkyCycle, a proposal of a revolutionary network of traffic-free cycle routes in London, that could accommodate up to 12,000 riders an hour! What do you think? Amazing, right?
I can’t believe it! Starting 2015, the London Underground’s Jubilee, Victoria and stretches of the Central, Northern and Picadilly lines will run all night on Fridays and Saturdays. This is epic! Amazing! Life changing!
Not convinced? Check out Buzzfeed.com’s “15 Ways that All-Night Tubes will Change Your Life.”