I braved the rather shady neighborhood our flat is located in for a 3.0 mile run this afternoon. The best part was I kept seeing people stumbling out of nightclubs at 2:30 PM! I know people in London party hard, but that’s ridiculous (OK, not going to lie, the last time I was in London, I stayed at a club until 6 AM…. but 2:30 PM!? Yikes!).
I did 3.0 miles in 29:00 minutes. It was COLD – about 35 degrees – but fun!
Once I returned to the flat, the Husband suggested we go to the Natural History Museum. I’m not a fan of art museums, but I just love natural history and science museums. Grabbed a banana on the way out the door:
And once we arrived at the Underground, I bought a vegetable-stuffed pastry… which I’m sure wasn’t very healthy, but tasted amazing.
We also shared this candy bar – how come the Brits get such good chocolate, and we get stuff that doesn’t even contain cocoa?
We didn’t go to the museums last time we were in London, so I was really looking forward to the experience. I gasped when we came up on the building – it was SO beautiful! The museum is a giant work of art in itself!
Dinosaurs, mammals, insects, OH MY!
My favorite part of the museum was the Minerals display area, which housed tons of rocks, meteors, gemstones, and other pretty, sparkling things. 🙂
“The Vault” held all the very, very precious stones (think big $$$!), like this meteorite from Mars!
After the museum staff literally kicked us out, we walked down the road until we found an Indian restaurant that looked appealing.
I was craving red wine (odd – you guys know I usually opt for beer!). I asked the Husband to order me something; he knows what I like better than I know what I like! 🙂
We ordered Vegetable Korma and Misti Kodu, which was a curry made with PUMPKIN! We split both, as well as garlic nan and rice.
My portion (sorry for the slightly blurry picture; the restaurant was cramped and part of the problem with the lens I use is you have to be able to step back to get good food pictures – grr):
We’re calling it an early night. The Husband doesn’t feel quite recovered from the excitement of last night, and I could use a good night sleep, too. I’m currently sipping hot peppermint tea and enjoying being inside.
Although England is awesome, here is a list of things I miss about home:
- Maggie and James (I’m getting to the point where I start to get weepy if I think about them too long!)
- Talking to my parents on the phone
- Talking to my BFFs Sarah and Lauren on the phone
- Running in warm weather with Megan
- My own bed
- A dishwasher
- Working… I know it’s strange to say that I miss working, but I’m really excited to get home and tackle the revisions to the Operation Beautiful book and the newest freelance project I’ll be working on.