Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Oh London Weather...

Just when you start to get used to always carrying an umbrella at all times (I've been through 3 now!), dressing in layers, and wearing tights with dresses or leggings a heat wave hits. Friday was pretty nice, Saturday was rainy but nice, Sunday was GORGEOUS, Monday was ridiculously hot and disgusting (commuting 2 hours on a non-air conditioned, smelly tube is not fun), and Tuesday is pouring down rain. But gotta make the most of it....
Just a beautiful sunny Sunday in Hyde Park...
 listening to the band Train live and minutes away from Prince William's flat

Our tasty poor, sick college student picnic of sandwiches, medicine, juice, and lots of water

Flatmates Barenda and Anabel

Before... Tiffany and me very white

After... finally somewhat tan!

Monday: London hit a record breaking 90 and apparently 100 at Wimbledon to delay matches. And there was no wind/breeze. This includes sweating the minute you step on the tub, not being able to tell you put deodorant on that morning, spending over ten dollars on water in one day, and cursing London for not having ceiling fans or AC. Luckily, I was smart enough to wear a tank top under my blazer. So once I got to work it wasn't so bad, sitting at a computer designing swimwear all day :) But running home to make a play at 7:30 was not so great... running in the hot underground in 4 inch heels and then changing into rainboots and running down Saint Paul's dodging tourists was probably not the best idea, but made my play at 7:24!
Being smelly, sweaty groundlings at Shakespeare's Globe for "Much Ado About Nothing"
Leonardo was played by the butler from Fresh Prince of Bel Air

Hot London days = beautiful nights
Thames and St. Paul's at night

London looks so pretty at night!

Tuesday: back to rain! Which means staying in to work on group projects and owning accounting papers

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Midterm week... cramming fun in with paper writing

I see this poster on the way to work every morning and it makes me laugh so hard!

Field trip to Notting Hill. Our teacher got us lost looking for the museum but at least we got a scenic walk and got to window shop...

"Monkeys can't drink orange juice, thats crazy!"

I can now live in London forever... they have my fuel for all nighters

Wicked! Possibly the best musical ever!

So excited for it to start!!

I could seriously see it at least ten more times

Abbey Road!

Walked across Abbey Road but the pictures are on my roommate's camera. Almost got hit by a bus in the process lol

graffiti wall with Beatles lyrics

Beatles shop, I got a postcard and a magnet.

Liverpool station, off to vintage shop!
Blonde moment: this is not the place the Titanic left from

study break: Thai food and beer with my roommate Anabel

Adventures with Shon in London

My friend from K-State and neighbor of 3 years visits me in London before heading on to Spain to study abroad.

Thursday: pick Shon up from Heathrow and go to Covent Garden for lunch and window shopping. Call it an early night because Shon is jet lagged.
Chicken sandwiches, chips, and cider and black

Ah! shoe sale!!

Friday: Woke up early. Went to Portobello Market. Took Shon to see St. Paul's, London Bridge, Tower Bridge, and Tower of London. Did some slight shopping. Ate at The Anchor. Drank at World's End. Danced at The Swan until the sun came up.
Shon and me hat shopping

Portobello market, apparently they don't like it if you take pictures here...

Eating at The Anchor, pub from before 1666

Yummy lunch of Bangers and Mash and Cider and Black

Little Map, took Shon to all the sights on here

Eating roasted nuts at Tower Bridge

more shopping..

Poor Shon lol

The result of living in rainy London...

At World's End, a landmark/famous pub in Camden
L to R: Kailey, Shon, Tiffany

Me, Lauren, and Kailey

View from the balcony at World's End

Saturday: Slept in. Did homework. Got lunch and took a walk around Islington.
Cute little houses along Caledonian Road (where I live)

Sunday: Participated in a fashion show. Ate lunch at Marylebone Fair. Took Shon to see Big Ben, Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, and all the sight around it. Made pizza for dinner and took Shon to Heathrow.

Modeling for Electric Hair... yes that's a wig on my head not a hat

All the models and the fashion events class

Shon, me, and Lauren

So excited to eat lunch after the fashion show!

mmmm pork sandwich and A&W root beer (so hard to find root beer here)
We tried to eat at a pub but the bartender was a jerk and wouldn't even serve me fish and chips without my ID! It was 2 in the afternoon and children were in the bar but he wouldn't serve us food!

Lauren and me enjoying our Strawberry messes

Walking around Buckingham Palace...

more historic things for Dad...

Shon and me in front of Buckingham Palace

Up close

"I wanna see the queen! I'll just scale the gate..." lol