14 March 2015

An Ode To Rotherhithe

By the time you read this, I will either be finishing packing (throwing/squeezing things into various suitcases and bags) or in the car, making my way far north of the river.

The saddest thing about leaving SE16 is that I feel a bit robbed. Not financially (although my savings have dwindled as I held on tightly to my tenancy, lack of income be damned), but experience-wise.

I wanted to really experience living here. I wanted to try all the upcoming bistros on Bermondsey Street, take long, lazy walks up the river, and have cider-fulled BBQs in our neighbouring park in the summer. I wanted to make the most of being so close to Shoreditch by sipping on (many) a cocktail at  the hipster, too-cool-for-school bars, all whilst ogling beardy men with thick-rimmed glasses, OBVIOUSLY.

But alas, 6 weeks into my living here, I was unemployed, and the rest is history. Instead, most of my time has been spent either in my house, or on buses to and from Canada Water or Rotherhithe station and complaining about how infrequent the C10 is.

So I decided to use my last free day in the area to explore, and also finally test out my new camera. I started the day by giving the much talked about avocado on eggs combo a go, and felt extremely sick afterwards... You hear that? It's the sound of me being rejected by the fash-pack and die-hard avocado fans worldwide. I can't stand avocado. I thought a hefty dosing of salt and an egg yolk would mask the taste, but it turned out to be fruitless. It does look good, though. But yeah, I think it's vile. I powered through for the sake of energy and knowing how good it is for me, but my hatred for it has definitely been cemented. Bleurgh.

After I'd recovered from my will-I-won't-I-vom avocado 'mare, I donned my trainers, parka and Nina (the Nikon) and dragged my housemate along for a little walkabout. It was lovely to experience Rotherhithe in the spring, and not feel compelled to get the walk over and done with because it wasn't minus 100 degrees, with the sun even making a shy appearance every now and then.

Most excitingly - this is the start of a new era of non-blurry photos! So much nicer than before, right? 

I hope you enjoy my photos - I don't claim to be an expert photographer... in fact, I'm a complete novice! If anyone is curious, these were literally an aim-and-click jobbie on "Auto", and edited on Afterlight.

I'll miss you, Rotherhithe! And who knows... one day I might be back :) 



  1. Michael A Reardon21 March 2015 at 03:45

    Sorry you are leaving, hopefully you can come back soon ....... Regards Michael A Reardon

  2. Nice insight into what is an alien part of London for me. And avocado is amazing!

  3. What lovely pictures! You've made me want to really to go and snap my own pictures now. Where are you moving to?

  4. Sofie-Eliza Price13 April 2015 at 14:23

    Hi Sandra! Thanks so much :) I'm in north London living with my grandparents now!

  5. Aw lovely, I'm in Camden myself!


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