Thursday, October 3, 2013
Vine at Alexandra Road
More fall color! I found this vine on a recent lunchtime walk. It was growing up a wall at the Alexandra Road council estate, yet another brutalist apartment complex with some very peculiar architecture.
Dave and I have decided to explore the possibility of going to Istanbul during Thanksgiving. (Remember we postponed that trip after the violent demonstrations in Turkey earlier this year.) We'll check airfares this weekend, but I've been told they're cheap in November.
I even joined the British Airways frequent flier club! In the past I never flew enough to make frequent flier clubs worthwhile -- I'd sign up and register miles and then they'd all expire before I accumulated enough to do anything with them. Super frustrating! Maybe now, traveling back and forth to the states and elsewhere, I'll actually be able to put them to use. The downside is that now I'll be predisposed to fly BA, which might not necessarily have the cheapest ticket -- and then am I benefitting from the frequent flier points at all, or just spreading my expenses?