I'm sitting in my friends conservatory, a small window room (walls and ceiling) added to homes in England, and it's raining. Seriously. It's the true English experience. I should make myself some more tea to complete this picture :)
I came last Wednesday and have enjoyed every minute. I love London. Always have and always will. It's my 9th visit to England and I love it more every time I come. Of course, my experience is sweetened by my sister (who has lived here since she got married 16 years ago) and my sweet kindred spirit friend Julia. You've heard me mention her before because she writes THE MOST AMAZING food blog. See for yourself
Their home is in the south east of London (Jude Law's old stompin' grounds) and her home was built for soldiers returning from World War I. History is everywhere here and you don't even have to look for it...I love that. I just keep asking questions and learning.
It's my last full day here and I'm already starting to miss it, but I'm ready to go home. I'll be on the train at 8am, get to Gatwick airport at 10am-ish, check in and fly to toronto at noon, take another flight to Minneapolis and arrive home at 9pm (3am English time) It's going to be a long day, but I'm looking forward to reading my book and watching movies on my flights :)
I've taken tons of pictures while I've been here. Check out my sneak peaks on Instagram. I can't wait to show you the rest.
Being here reminds me of much I love to travel and learn about other people and their cultures. It has also reminded me how tiring it is to be a tourist. We were supposed to go back into London today and woke up to rain and decided to just rest. There's nothing like pampering yourself in another country...it feels more thorough. I hope you are able to find a few moments of rest today.