So the past two weekends have been great for exploring London! I have seen so much. Last Saturday, I went to Portobello market and the science museum with Kyli, who was visiting from studying in Spain. It was a great trip and the absolute most beautiful day out. We walked around, had an amazing apple strudel pastry at the market, then went to the museum. It was really cool how interactive it was! Of course we played with all of the games that were made for like 8-10 year olds learning about their place in the world, but it was still a fun time. After, we joined Erin and Ande for dinner at GBK. AKA heaven on a bun (burger place). It was great, and we got free sides galore. What more could a girl ask for? The next day, I went to The Church with some of the roomies. Basically, think a Sunday Day Club where everyone pretends in halloween and a comedian and stripper preform. We had no idea what we were getting into though of course. But it was crazy and definitely something that had to be done before leaving.
This weekend was, in some ways, much more relaxed. Saw my cousins and some of their friends for dinner, finally felt like a real londoner at a dinner party. Was pretty neat. Learned about some amazingly cool places around the city. Had one of the weirdest walks home - thanks weird guys on the street at 1:30am. The next morning, Ande, Erin (different one), Erin’s friend Molly, and I went and camped out for tickets to Matilda at about 6am. We were up before the sun! Ande slept on the street for a solid half an hour, and we kept hiding in Cafe Nero to pass the time. It was definitely a morning to remember. But we got tickets! So it was all worth it. After a much needed 4 hour nap and a nice gym sesh, Ande and I saw the show (the other girls went to the matinée). It was sooooo good! And I love Matilda. It was amazing how adapted to British culture is. Can’t wait to find out how it changes when it goes on broadway. Today, Erin, Molly, and I went to high tea (sort of) at the Orangery, which is at Kensington Palace. It was gorgeous and everything we had was sooo good. I had this really interesting tea that was earl grey tea with blue flower…whatever that means! Oh and some delicious carrot cake. It was another beautiful - although slightly colder than this past week - day. I wouldn’t change it at all!