Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Tale.

In honor of the fact that we are going to Paris we are reading A Tale of Two Cities. Kind of my least favorite book ever, but I found a passage in it that really stuck with me. 

"A WONDERFUL FACT to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other. A solemn consideration, when I enter a great city by night, that every one of those darkly clustered houses encloses its own secret; that every room in every one of them encloses its own secret; that every beating heart in the hundreds of thousands of breasts there, is, in some of its imaginings, a secret to the heart nearest it!"

I kinda love that. I don't know what it is about it but its beautiful. That is the first and last time I will ever say that about anything Dickens wrote so this is a historic moment.

I will leave you all to think about that while I go to Paris. Should be wonderous!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Borough.

Borough Market is undoubtedly one of the best places on this earth.

And I think everyone in the center would agree with me.


The grilled cheeses are literally from heaven. But only eat half. You might die if you try to eat the whoile thing.


Best smoothie I have ever had in my whole life.

Caity also got some nuts that were to die for. I probably ate half of the bag.

You can also get edible mushroom logs, if you are into that.



It is also a good place for finding soul mates.


It may not look like it from this picture but the guy in red pants is probably meant to be with me....too bad he doesn't know it yet...

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Randy.

I have decided that every once in a while I will do a random post of things I am loving or just random thought. I hope to make it kind of like a tradition thingy?

Random aka "Randy" things from the life of me.

The Victoria & Albert Museum is heaven. There are no other words to describe it.

We found Cafe Rio in London...too bad it wasn't quite what we were looking for....


My baby sister is the cutest thing ever and there is no denying that.


I think that Lyssa is my favorite person especially the fact that she is bunk mates with Ivy and frequently "dances in her bed"

I am in love with this pictures of the Jazz players. Too good.


Ivy takes the best pictures. No doubt.

She bought that book for 2 pounds,
Best investment ever!
I was so happy when I saw this picture I couldn't resist sharing it on facebook...even though I live with a bunch of cougars...


 
I am literally loving every second here in London...in case that wasn't evident

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Wales.

We only spent about 12 hours in Wales and the majority of it was spent sleeping on a bed that was basically just a piece of cement. 

Really the only thing we did was go to a museum that had a really cool castle and some nice gardens.





Don't Courtney and Christi look so cute in their yellow jackets?

I think that the best thing about Wales was seeing Welsh.


It doesn't even look like a real language. How could anyone speak this language??? I wish we had heard someone speaking Welsh. I am sure it would have been largely entertaining.

And look at the cute Welsh countryside!




I really would love to go back to Wales and spend more time there...preferably at a hotel that cost a little more than 18 pounds a night....

Friday, February 24, 2012

Lights.

I think that Lights may be my favorite singer. She is just so original and different from everyone else. Gotta love it!



When I found out she was having a concert in London I HAD to go. Even when people ditched me to go to Prague there was no way that I wasn't going to go to the concert.



And believe me it was worth not going to Prague. She is such a great performer and her songs just kill me.
Just too much goodness!

Look her up this instant if you do not know who she is.

I will even help you out.



Perfect.

I think yesterday may have been the most perfect day I have had yet in London.


It was warm and lovely.


Me and Eliza had a little adventure/photoshoot in the park.


Me and Ivy strolled down High Street Kensington.

Ate some Tuk Tuk.

And I spent a lot of time reading.


Doesn't get much better than this!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Somebody.

I really really love this song. I have probably listened to it on repeat about 100 times.


And this cover may be even better than the original...



How come music is just the best thing ever?

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Midterms.

I always say that Finals will be the death of me but these midterms really will be. Who knew that we would have to study so much and get so stressed out all the way in London????

We have literally been going out of our minds with all this studying.  Which I can barely understand since we only have to learn everything from Stonehenge to the American Revolution. No big deal. Ha.

 I think there is about to be a bread riot.

The worst (and best part) of this whole class is that it won't even transfer to the U. So I am studying my face off to get a good grade in a class that won't even effect my overall gpa at all. Why do I force this torture upon myself???

It is all too much!!!!!!

If you want yet another more hilarious description of what this test is doing to us read this blog written by my favorite person ever.

Well, I guess I should get back to studying.....?

Stourhead.

I hope my post yesterday left you eagerly anticipating today's post....as you should be.
Stourhead very well may be the most beautiful place on the earth.

I am just going to dump a bunch of pictures in the post because any words I can come up will not be enough to describe this place. It was heavenly.

(I got a little crazy with picasa on some of these pictures. The originals are just on facebook.)











Of course there was scaffolding....




If you are a girl you should recognize this....
Mr Darcy may or may not have something to do with it



It was so wonderful even in the winter. I can not comprehend how magnificent it must be in the summer. Everyone needs to go to Stourhead. It will seriously change your life. Too good.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Bath.


I really love Bath.  If I lived in England I would live in Bath. It has the feeling of a big city but the atmosphere is nice and quaint.


And the Royal Crescent is to die for. I think I was made to live there.

The baths were interesting mostly because it is such a foreign concept to how we live our lives today. Public Bathhouses seem so weird. But I guess healing waters isn't so strange from modern day things. 




Except this one...I hope this is not how it was back then. Or it is no wonder the life expectancy was so much shorter back then....


I came to Bath when I was 12 and we ate some scones at Sally Lunn's Buns. I was not a big fan of the scones and I have never been able to forget those scones.




I made Ivy walk all around Bath with me just so that we could find the cafe where they served them. We didn't eat any because I personally feel that they are more infamous than famous.

The last stop in Bath was the fashion museum.




We all had a great time playing around in the costumes but to be totally honest, it was not the most interesting place in the world. If you have some time to kill in Bath you should go there, but otherwise I would skip it and just stare at the Royal crescent for longer.


Literally one of the best places on earth....but I don't think that anything will ever compare to where we went the next day....