Back again with another overdue post ~~
It feels slightly unreal that I'm completely finishing school in a week. No more lessons in the same way, no more 10 minute walk to college...it's going to be so different but I'm really looking forward to the change. My summer plans begin quite early too...I will be in Paris before my exams begin, then Berlin and Vienna afterwards. It'll be such a nice break, plus a chance to explore and get some inspiration before starting my art foundation course in September.
Anyway, these photos are from a day trip to Margate a few weeks ago. Margate is one of my favourite seaside places as it has an amazing art gallery and amazing charity shops, as well as being close to Whitstable which is just as lovely. We visited both in one day, on the Bank Holiday, and it was grey and wonderfully quintessentially British.
I love spending time by the seaside...I have a habit of taking a trip out of the city before exams begin, as I always find it really calming and it helps to clear my mind before the onslaught of stress and panic begins. It's so refreshing and also not hard to do in a day - luckily, London is not too far from the coast by car or train.
I visited the Turner Contemporary gallery to see the Joachim Koester exhibition; it was a fascinating mix of film and photography, and also there was work by Yinka Shonibare on display in the entrance. It's one of my favourite galleries and never fails to put on captivating shows and brighten my day. I also went shopping and couldn't resist a few amazing charity shop bargains including a 35mm camera with built-in flash for only £2.50...what a dream come true?!
I ended the day with hummus in pitta and salad from a fish and chip shop, which I ate on the beach overlooking the rough evening sea. It was a calming and satisfying end to the day and I really wish I was back there - nothing beats salty, fresh sea air blowing through your hair, brightening your skin and making you feel seriously alive.In other news, Jonghyun's newest song is an absolute killer and the music video is SO BEAUTIFUL...you can watch it here although I included some screenshots to convince you just in case my enthusiasm wasn't quite enough...