Filed under: London
Hey everyone. I’m back in Boston right now, but to update you on my last week in London, here we go…
When I last left off we were starting Sunday off. Sunday I studied in Starbucks and Hyde Park. That night, after Markey had finished her paper – we went off to Nandos to celebrate.
Monday it was back to paper editing and studying in the morning. In the afternoon we had our last class of the semester. And then we chilled the rest of the night. Tuesday and Wednesday all we did was study (and do laundry). Let’s just say that my hand really hurt when it came around for me to take my exam on Thursday. Markey was up all Wednesday night (she went to be at 6am) working on her paper for her Shakespeare class. Thursday was finals day and at 2pm, I was officially done with my second year of college.
After exams on Thursday, we all went off to Hyde Park to celebrate. Tulsi and I were charged with picking out the wine – who would have ever thought that the 19 year old would be teaching the 21 year old how to pick up wine. We got some lovely rose for ourselves (it’s a favorite) and then two bottles of white wine for Markey and Mal (and us). Mal and Markey went to Waitrose to get snacks. And we all sat down for our celebration by the circle fountain in Kensington Gardens. After polishing off three bottles of wine and all of our food (we were joined by Mike, Andrew, Mark, and Bekka), it was off to play frisbee, take pictures, and talk. Mike ended up hitting Mal in the face with the frisbee – and her nose got all swollen and black and blue. And of course, Mike being Mike, he didn’t apologize. So it was back to the Crofton to take an evening nap. Tulsi and I ended up getting Nandos take away for dinner as Mark came over for Mal’s dinner and Markey went out with Katherine from her work. The night ended by listening and singing along to The Lonely Island with Markey, Mal, and Mark, it was off to bed.
Friday was errands day. We took an adventure to the Toy Soldier museum, stopped by H&M to get Mal some clothes, and Harrods to pick up souveniers. Then it was off to High Street for some more shopping. Friday night, we all packed and then it was time to make our famous chicken parm for the whole floor. Mal, Markey, and I cooked chicken parm and everyone ate (and then didn’t help clean up). Mal, Markey, and I exchanged music- Mal’s DJ and London-type music certainly hit the spot in my iPod and took up another 800 spots on my iTunes. Then we spent a couple hours cleaning down the kitchen. And after, Mal, Markey, and I enjoyed fmylife.com, passiveagressivenotes.com, sorry-mom.com, and asleep on the subway before saying goodbye to Mal and heading off to bed at 3 am.
At 5am on Saturday, I woke up to get ready to go to the airport. I saw Markey off on the dot2dot at 6 and then Marnie and I left for Heathrow at 7. After checking bags and getting through security, Marnie and I had some breakfast at EAT (a place that I will certainly miss). Tulsi met us at the airport – she and Marnie are off to Milan, Florence, Venice, and Rome. I got on my flight at 11:25, aisle seat – LOVE – and sat on the plane for 7 hours heading back to Boston. We had three hours of turbulance throughout the flight – fun times! But I finally landed, got my bags, got through customs, and met Ciara at the airport.
Now I’m back in Boston through Thursday and then it’s back home for 4 months of summer vacation.
Filed under: President Obama
One thing that’s certain – coming back to the US – there’s certainly a loss of chivalry and manners among the male population (as opposed to the Brits). Sorry guys!
Take some tips from your President on this one.