04 September 2008

Favorite London Moments

  • When Liz and I got hit by a bike walking across the street in Dublin.
  • Making up songs about the most random things with Meg and Liz.
  • Going to Broadway shows three times a week, every week.
  • Crunch time with Alyssa and Meg.
  • Our farewell dinner at Beach Blanket Babylon. 
  • Sticky Tofee Pudding from BBB.
  • Thursday dates with Harrods.
  • Giant Vanilla macaroons from Laduree.
  • Taking the nightly stroll down to the food and wine for our bag of revels.
  • Playing the revel game with Liz and Meg.
  • Late night chats in the Kitchen
  • Secretly making cookie dough (with bad brown sugar) and not sharing with the group.
  • Foggy morning runs in Hyde Park.
  • Literally getting shut in the tube's doors on the way home from Church.
  • Having to deal with Lindon, Hamilton, Mark, Earle and Louie every week at Church. I never knew I would miss them this much.
  • Movie nights in the classroom.
  • Skype dates with the family.
  • CORE sessions with Mike, Liz and Meg.
  • 5 of us cramming in a taxi with all our luggage from Victoria station to 27 Palace Court.
  • Our first dinner...questionable soup.
  • Being so upset at myself the first night I got to London because I fell asleep during Les Mis. Jet Lag had really hit all of us hard.
  • The LONGEST walks of my life and being absolutely soaked from head to toe the whole time.
  • Discovering Nandos, Wagamamas and Pret.
  • The "grumpy hungry" moods and arguing when and where we will eat.
  • Computer parties on the landings.
  • Hiking the five sets of stairs multiple times throughout the day to get to my room.
  • Getting lost on Portobello Road at Portobello market.
  • Discovering hidden treasures in Covent Garden.
  • The Clapham Common Ward. The greatest people.
  • Listening to Talby ramble on about T.S. Eliot, Oscar Wilde, John Donne and the many others.
  • Beachy Head adventures.
  • Tesco!!!
  • Finding a long dark hair in our dinner one night and Liz being absolutely disgusted.
  • Being so mesmerized by the Egyptian exhibit at the British Museum. Oh and accidentally setting off an alarm in the Roman exhibit...Mike, your the only one who knows about that!
  • Primark
  • Small little friendly pubs on every corner.
  • The day I found out home stays were cancelled...I would have missed my family coming to visit.
  • Sandy Talbot saving the day. Everyday.
  • My 21st birthday breakfast with Liz at Laduree!
  • The awkward laundry room run ins with Joe and Melinda.
  • The HUGE MAC counter as you enter Harrods.
  • Dave and Terry Scheuler. They are the greatest live-ins!!
  • The Italian man that works the Gelato counter at Harrods. He always gave us free gelato!
  • Being able to talk to my good friend Joey Spafford on my birthday. What a great surprise.
  • The discovery of Hummingbird Bakery. Better than Magnolia Bakery!
  • Tea at Kensington Gardens at the Orangerie every couple weeks!
  • Staying in the ghetto hostel in Paris. What a memorable 5 days.
  • Walking right past a dead homeless man right outside our hostel in Paris.
  • Climbing the Eiffel Tower all the way to the top, over 900 stairs!
  • Kristen and I splitting a crepe and hot chocolate and her overflowing the hot chocolate and the french man yelling at us at Notre Dame. "Thank You, it was ready." in an angry french accent
  • The BEST dinner in Paris at a place called Tribeca.
  • Seeing Lady Leading Liberty at the Louvre.
  • Cimarron pants.
  • Seeing A Night at the Opera by Degas.
  • Spending a whole entire day in the Chunnel station.
  • "What are we going to do tonight?" "I don't know" "FREAKY FRIDAY!!"
  • The night we discovered Revels at Woman in Black.
  • Playing endless games of chess with James.
  • Seeing Ewan McGreggor star in Othello. 
  • Kristen getting her new coat thrown up on at Othello!!!
  • Discovering Hatchards Bookstore. It's the oldest book shop in the world!
  • Wandering around the wonderful store of Fortnum and Mason. AMAZING!
  • "topping up"
  • Mike's Valentines poem to all 40 of us girls.
  • The most awkward FHE EVER! Especially my prayer, Mike's "love" squeeze to Curtis, and Liz's laughing.
  • Getting Annie Cobabe's package!!!
  • Walking across the foggy field at Runnymede to see where the Magna Carta was signed. 
  • Wandering down the halls of Windsor Castle with Meg.
  • Betsy, Meg and I falling asleep in the warm sun on a bench just outside of Windsor.
  • The bonding bus ride with Alyssa! Oh Joe!
  • Decorating the kitchen for Valentines Day.
  • My long visits throughout the whole semester to see my Burberry sunglasses.
  • Meg and I getting our Tiffanys necklaces!!
  • Itsu frozen yogurt!
  • "Meet at the coat rack in five minutes."
  • Meg and I sprinting back to the hostel in Dublin at 4:30 in the morning because we forgot our "Viagra" (as we called it) Bus Tour tickets.
  • The Windy trip to the cliffs of Moohr.
  • Watching the parade of Scots wear their kilts and play their bagpipes.
  • Taking FREEZING cold showers for two weeks. Dumb water heater!
  • Selfridges!!!
  • Meg's purse getting stolen.
  • Running late to Phantom and having the tube break down and having to sprint so many blocks to the theater. Liz and I were so fast!
  • The "park" walk that Meg and I took. Thanks Meg!!!!!
  • Clovelly
  • Wicked and Billy Elliott with the Bennions and Family.
  • Watching Conference in the classroom with everyone!
  • "questions"
  • FINALLY--my big Harrods purchase.
  • The concert by candlelight at St Martins Church.
  • West Ham United game!!!
  • Mine and Alyssa's Sweaty Betty purchases!
  • Cambridge day trip!
  • The lemon incident..oops!
  • Burough Market!
  • Our last day out on the town. Such cute pictures!
  • BUCKINGHAM PALACE!
  • The day at Hamstead Heath!

2 comments:

meg said...

i don't think you have the slightest idea of how much i love you! this post seriously makes me wish that i could be back in london, even if that meant trapped in a closet with melinda, questionable soup, purseless, with the stuff that wasn't nutella that pretended to be, "questions", and an empty rebel bag, if it meant you and me could live together again! YOU AND ME THIS WEEK!

betsy b said...

holy shiz soj.
that list was amazing. you are amazing.

ummm...can we get pedis again soon? why didn't we take pics?

love you.