What I did in April (and end of March)

APRIL (and end of March) - Easter Holidays -

Germany: by bus London (Victoria)-> Dover 

some views of the cliffs, a ferry across the channel
Beer & hot chocolate with amaretto + drawing and games (mostly battleship)

(same bus) -> Calais -> Brussels -> Gent -> Cologne [Koln]

Slept alot on the bus, in Brussels the day after the terrorist attacks so was a weird atmosphere, felt nice to go through The Netherlands again and see signs to Maastricht (my old hometown).

In Cologne - Coffee and looked at the big cathedral (?) / big church thing

Train to Leverkusen

 -> Leverkusen -> Erfurt -> Bad Blankenburg 

Shopping / lunch in Leverkusen and bus to Erfurt
Car from Erfurt to Bad Blankenburg
Big dinner in Bad Blankenburg and too much wine
Improved my German

-> Leipzig 

Car to Leipzig 
Coffee & Icecream and walks around the town
Drinks, fancy Thai dinner, more drinks
Nice hotel
Amazing breakfast
More walks around town and coffee

-> Bad Blankenburg 

Car back to Bad Blankenburg
Bowling in Bad Blankenburg
Walks in the forest with a football
Card games and long discussions

-> Erfurt -> Berlin 
A very long train journey on a sleeper train, but without a bed. 

Flight from Berlin Schonefeld -> Edinburgh

Edinburgh, Scotland (home) -
Dawyk gardens + bacon roll at the cafe
Coffee with Lauren at Burr & Co George St.
My sister's birthday (made a cake), and we went for dinner at David Bann (vegetarian restaurant)
Tiger (shop) - got stuff for my room and knitting wool
doing up bedroom (will make separate post on this)
tourist Edinburgh - princes st gardens, the castle, peter's yard - soup, grassmarket, valvonna & crolla

Belhaven Bay, Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland
fish & chips
pub brunch

Edinburgh, Scotland (adventure) - 
George St
Contini Restaurant - fancy coffee & hot chocolate
Street performers
Dinner in Stockbridge pub (I had mussels)
Drinks at Panda & Sons on Queen St, and the Kennelworth on Rose St
Brunch on Hanover St - blueberry pancakes, some Italian flat bread thing, coffee / tea / passionfruit san pelligrino (can't remember the name of it, but it was underneath Papii) - would highly recommend, lovely staff!

Edinburgh, Scotland (home) - 
Avant Garde film essay
Brew Lab / Blackwells bookshop
Musselburgh - Lucas
plan Japan
pamper evenings
make short videos
sort summer plans
sort portfolio
Revolution - review
start designing magazine / zine
Portobello - The Beach House cafe
Revolution for lunch
walks in the borders and brunch in West Linton
evening strolls
sitting outside in the sun with affogattos and cider
tea at the john lewis cafe
lunch in Haddington (soup)
planting plants / flowers
coffee and cake in Dalkeith + and buying Little White Lies magazine
Indian take-out

London / Egham, Surrey, UK - 
university presentation
job interview
first shift at my new job for the university 
shopping in Staines - new vintage cameras
The National Gallery
Covent garden
Drinks in Egham

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