Trip Start May 18, 2011
14Trip End Aug 29, 2011
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Where I stayed
All over the place
Aside from that, I wrote a list of all the things i want to see and my days have filled up quite nicely!
Today I went over to the Tower of London, with the intention of going on the tour, however by the time i got there the crowds were enormous and I wasn't too keen, so instead I bought a 2-day London pass which for £50 gets me into heaps of the attractions I was wanting to get into anyway. So two days beginning next week I am going to do all the very expensive touristy things for free (well it will feel like it)! Keeping that in mind I just did the free stuff today - explored the Festival of Britain and briefly saw a band play called Fernando's Kitchen. Not really my type of music, but definitely the kind that is great live and they were very talented! Then walked further alond Southbank and took lots of pics of all the cute things along the way. Eventually got to Tate Modern and had a look around. Spent over an hour just on one floor and so will have to go back there again and see the rest when Anna comes over - it was really fantastic and a lot of famous pieces and artists featured. I loved the abstract/surrealist section - it felt like each painting was of someone's really weird but vivid dream and I have those all the time so it was really intruiging. Will certainly return.
Then on my way to the Borough market, I walked along a strip of designer stores - not clothes stores, designers of all sorts of things from watches to homeware to jewellery etc etc
So after that, went to the Borough market. How lovely!! More cheeses than i have ever seen in my life. It is much like the farmers market at home, just slightly bigger and a much more... rich experience, i suppose. Not that it was expensive, more that everything was more abundant and variant and colourful. I'd like to go back one day and try some of the things I'd never seen before. Like the cheescakes... oooooom nom.
Anyway apart from all that, got lost on the tube, ended up in St Albans way north of London but a lovely man put me on the right train back home. It wasn't as stupid as it sounds, there was a legitimate reason for my confusion but I can't be bothered explaining so you can all just assume I'm a massive blonde for now. Finally have made it home anyway and going to dash off to meet Alicia (McCormack) at the tube now to hang out for a drink or two and a good old catch up! Yay :)
Hope my blog isnt' too boring for you all, let me know if it is coz I'll stop, its a lot of typing lol. Miss y'all still!