Sunday, March 08, 2009


Hello again! I've been feeling out of touch with home lately, as I really haven't talked to anyone online, nor have a written any letters or postcards in ages. I'm going to make a concerted effort to do more of that, though!

I've been keeping busy as always over here. Last weekend was my friend, Patricia's birthday, and we went to a comedy club that turned into a nightclub later in the evening. I'm still not drinking booze, but that didn't stop me from dancing my little heart out. Wednesday was Alex's birthday, so a bunch of us went out for yummy Mexican food. People told me to avoid all North American foods over here, because they are incapable of doing them properly, but it's a lie. On Goodge Street, there is a WONDERFUL burrito place called Benito's Hat, and on Charlotte Street, which is just off of Goodge St., there is a Mexican restaurant called La Perla which is also delicioso. That's where we went for Alex's birthday. They have a picture on the wall of a guy surfing on a Corona bottle. Love it!

On Thursday, Emily flew in to London. Yayyyy!!! Rania and I went to meet her, but there was a problem with the subway tracks, so we had to get off in Hounslow and somehow find a way to the airport. It took us about an hour and a half and two different buses from that point. Oh well, all's well that ends well, and by the time we finally got to the airport, the tube had been fixed so we could ride it back to London. I spent Friday and Saturday with the two of them. On Saturday, we went on a bus tour to Windsor, Oxford, and...Stonehenge!!! Emily was really excited because it was on her list of things to do before she dies, and now she can mark it off. Her Majesty the Queen was at Windsor while we were there, but we didn't get to see her. They say it's not uncommon to see her out walking her six Corgi's, but alas, I have no luck.

The weather is super fantastico this morning, so perhaps the three of us will have a picnic or something fun like that. In the meantime, I need to study study study. So adios for now. I miss you all terribly!


  1. migrainemaven3/09/2009 10:42 AM

    An hour and a half from Hounslow?? Aiiieee!!!

    It would've been faster to take the tube to Paddington, and take the express train to the airport. Assuming that was running, that is...

    Picnic? Meh. I've had hail all afternoon, and they are predicting snow tonight.

  2. It's great that you danced, even without alcohol!

    Ditto on the snow.