Monday, 10 December 2012

winter sun

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England in winter is best known for its "battleship grey" skies, but it was actually sunny for all seven hours of daylight, or whatever passes for a full day at this time of year, on Saturday in Bristol. I remember when I used to live in Glasgow years ago, being nonplussed when it was literally dark by 3pm in December. Of course, the flipside was that in June, traipsing your way home from a night out, it would be getting light at 4am before you've even made it home. One thing I really enjoy about having lived in a variety of places is the way that your sense of what's "normal" becomes warped and finally more flexible, whether it's to do with weather, food, languages, or hundreds of other little instances.

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25 comments:

Natalie Suarez said...

super duper cute!! love this :)

xx

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Molly said...

Beautiful photo! (annnnnd adorable skirt)

Franca said...

I can't believe the light you have here! Love the colours!

Kitsune-kun said...

I love how happy and relaxed you look in these! cuuuute hair!!

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

@ Kathryn: Yeah, this would be just after my 8 hour sleep and just before my 2 hour nap. Relaxation was the order of the weekend!

Ashley said...

What's normal to the Londoners has now become normal to me. Like eating Heinz baked beans on potato. Oddly enough, I've embraced that. haha!

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

@Ashley: Sadly, after too long in the Mediterranean, I now find beans on toast kind of nasty. Which is a shame, because I used to love it. My English friend and I did succeed in Mediterraneanizing it for 7am post-clubbing breakfasts though, with the addition of avocado and parmesan! :D

Kallie, Happy Honey and Lark said...

1) those are the shoes to which I have referred to twice in my blog responses to you.
2) your HAIIIIRRRRRRRR. You look like a goddess of sunshine
3) socks with those shoes. BRILLIANT. doing it tomorrow.
4)It doesn't matter where I am, seasonal changes throw me for a total loop.

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

Kallie: I figured you meant these shoes. aka, the ones that you recognized when we went to the cobbler even though I didn't. ;)

I've been wearing socks with all my shoes all winter... I've been kind of hoping no one would notice, cos I'm just doing it from a cold feet point of view... but actually I like how it looks in these pictures!

Rubies and Emeralds said...

Your hairstyle is amazing. I used to do this to my hair all the time and then forgot about it! I definitely think I need to bring it back...

xoxo
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Closet Fashionista said...

Yayy for your printed dress, I always love when it comes out to play :)
And yes...time differences and living in other places is so weird! My cousins live in Ohio and in the summer it doesnt get dark until like 10, ha ha
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Irene Wibowo said...

love the printed dress :)Irene Wibowo

Is It Secret, Is It Safe said...

Beautiful photos! It's always nice to see a bit of sun peeking through in the winter!

-Katie

Deppa said...

El sol en invierno muchas veces es como una vitamina de energía! <3
Se nota que lo disfrutas en las fotos, además te ves muy linda.

Que tengas una buena semana,
nos vemos!

daria said...

I hate short winter days (how does Sweden do it?), and I do love your dress/skirt!

Monique said...

Emily, I see you and a little bit of sunshine is a great combo. I love these photos and your hair is so long. Your milk maid braids are beautiful, I love the side part in front. You really do look stunning lady.

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Rita Scamander said...

Like your printed dress :) very cute The Remembrall

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Anthea said...

These pics are really beautiful. I can't imagine having to adjust to such short days!


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Emily, Resplendent Tranquility said...

You look lovely in red, Emily. I'd love a dose of that sunlight right about now and to be able to bask in it sans coat :)

dusanabotswana said...

oh goodness, i think I lived in Phx too long (until college) to think it's normal to get dark so early. glad you caught some sumlight that day on your visit, we def noticed the lack of it on our trip. you look wonderful in that dress & sweater, i'm really liking this color combo on you.
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