Tuesday, November 16, 2010

London Calling!

I'm going to London in a month!  Boyfriend has to go for work and he is bringing me.  Yup, he's a keeper.  I haven't been back to London since I left after studying abroad there in 2007.

Because I can't contain my excitement, the other night while I was dreaming I made a list of everything I need to fit in the week that I'm there.

Here they are in no particular order:
  1. Ben's Cookies
  2. Trafalgar Square
  3. National Gallery
  4. National Portrait Gallery
  5. Tate Modern
  6. UCL
  7. British Museum
  8. Oxford Street
  9. My British Friends
  10. My British Family
  11. Nando's
  12. Boots (to buy tons of their perfectly sized vaseline tins)
  13. Wagamama
  14. Brick Lane
  15. Ben and Jerry's/Belgian Waffle stand by Bond Street Station
  16. Fruit corner yogurts
Trust me.  All these things, places, and people are awesome.  Some mainly hold sentimental value for me.  But the others have concrete reasons for being great.  The restaurants are delicious and affordable.  The desserts are the ONLY desserts in England worth contemplating.  The museums were the first I never got bored in.

I never made it to the British Museum - which I why it's on my list.  Fruit corners are soooo delicious.  The milk tasted better in England too.  I'm not sure what the good dairy is about but I sure did miss my favorite yogurt.  They were my breakfasts since I reject beans on toast and all other horrible brit excuses for my favorite meal.  I think the beauty of the perfect travel-size vaseline tins speak for themselves.

I'm sure the list will expand.  Any suggestions?

Update:  I forgot to put Strongbow on the list!!!  Pubs and Strongbow!

Update:  We didn't go to London.  Boyfriend didn't have to go for work anymore.  I'm kind of glad it worked out this way.  Now we can go next year when there isn't a blizzard going on over there.

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