Wembley Stadium

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Whew!  I need a beer.  šŸ™‚  Or two.  It was a crazy day!

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It was another full day in London that started with a quick breakfast of yogurt, cereal, and banana

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And then we made a mad dash to Wembley Stadium – if you haven’t noticed, the Husband is obsessed with stadiums and arenas.  Parts of the Underground were closed today for maintenance, and it totally screwed up our timing!  We managed to arrived for our grand tour on time, though.

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Fun facts about Wembley Stadium:

 

  • Weighing in at a mighty 1,750 tonnes, the Arch – which holds up the roof – weighs the equivalent of 275 double decker buses or ten Jumbo Jets.
  • The Arch is 133 meters tall.  To put this in perspective, the London Eye could be rolled underneath the Arch.
  • With 90,000 seats, the Wembley is the largest football stadium in the world with every seat under cover.
  • There are 2,618 toilets – more bathrooms than any other venue in the world!  Yay, pee!

 

It was quite the interesting tour.  We saw the queen’s box, the players’ dressing rooms, and other interesting spaces.

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The FA Cup:

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Afterwards, we walked around Spitafields’ Market.  I grabbed a Mint Truffle:

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And then we met back up with Chris (the Husband’s BFF from childhood).  I love Chris.  He’s so easy to talk to.  I wish he lived in America!

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Quite a few beers were drank.  Oh, Pints – I love thee.

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And then, the Husband, Chris, and I trooped over to Wagamama’s for a late lunch.  So many people recommended Wagamama’s to us that I knew we had to try it out.  However, I think I ordered the wrong thing – I hate it when I have menu envy!

 

We started with vegetable dumplings, which were good:

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But my noodle and tofu dish was alright.  It didn’t have enough tofu, to be honest.

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The Husband and I split another candy bar in the elevator.  I’m slowly making my way through every candy bar in England.

 

Yorkie – it’s NOT for girls because it’s too “thick.”  Which makes no sense because if anyone can eat tons of chocolate, it’s a woman.

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Tonight’s plans include:

 

  • The ballet.
  • The clubs.

 

Opposites attract!

{ 44 comments }

 

  • Samantha January 2, 2010, 12:44 pm

    Ahh I live so near Wembley!! Have you tried a whispa bar yet? Best chocolate bar by far!

    • caitlin January 2, 2010, 12:49 pm

      no! those are next on the list. šŸ™‚

  • Leah @ Simply fabulous January 2, 2010, 12:51 pm

    I was JUST going to suggest Wispa!!

    …and Galaxy šŸ™‚

  • Nicole January 2, 2010, 1:11 pm

    I love Wagamama’s and love reliving my time in London through your trip!

  • Lauren @ Reading and Running January 2, 2010, 1:12 pm

    Wembley looks amazing!! I hope to travel to London someday! Hope the rest of your vacation is amazing!!!

  • Lily @ Lily's Health Pad January 2, 2010, 1:15 pm

    I can’t wait to hear about the ballet!

  • Kara (@ Kara's Marathon) January 2, 2010, 1:25 pm

    I miss English chocolate! I remember all those Cadbury vending machines in the tube stations — yum! šŸ™‚

    Have a great time tonight!

  • Danielle (Coffee Run) January 2, 2010, 1:31 pm

    Haha sexist candy bar?

  • Penny January 2, 2010, 1:34 pm

    It’s not for girls because it’s too thick??? Pffff. The way I can eat chocolate makes grown men cower in fear. Let me at that chocolate bar.
    šŸ™‚

  • Jordan @ Salt Sweat Sugar January 2, 2010, 1:38 pm

    When are you coming home?!

    • caitlin January 2, 2010, 8:04 pm

      monday!

  • Lisa January 2, 2010, 1:52 pm

    I live in Boston and we have Wagamama here–I love it! (And I eat it way more than I should…) I’m glad you got to try it out. I agree that the dishes should have more tofu. Here you can get a side order of fried tofu so I usually get that and add it into the dish.
    Have fun on the rest of your trip!

  • Katie (Sweet Tater) January 2, 2010, 1:54 pm

    haha. those damn sexist yorkie bars…

  • Lindsay Perrone (goodiesgalore) January 2, 2010, 1:56 pm

    Does everyone over there have red hair?

  • Karla January 2, 2010, 1:57 pm

    How fun! I can’t wait to hear about the ballet and clubs!

  • Jenna January 2, 2010, 1:58 pm

    Arena looks amazing!

  • Katie January 2, 2010, 2:02 pm

    How was the YORKIE?!

    Katie

  • Isha January 2, 2010, 2:04 pm

    I have a couple of very important notes:

    1. Bath is GORGEOUS. Your photos totally do it justice! I went for just half a day once, and I’m dying to go back.
    2. Is Chris single? hello.
    3. I’m loving reading about your England adventures. It makes me want to travel again!
    šŸ™‚

    • Heather January 2, 2010, 2:50 pm

      Agreed. If Chris is single perhaps you can bring him back to the states with you? I feel some bloggers would really like to meet him šŸ˜‰

      • Samantha January 2, 2010, 6:54 pm

        Or you could set him up with a perfectly nice, fun, single English girl like myself! Hehe.

        • caitlin January 2, 2010, 8:05 pm

          hhaha, sorry ladies, but chris does not swing that way, if you caught my drift. i’ve been hanging out in gay bars this entire time!

  • Emily Eats and Exercises January 2, 2010, 2:20 pm

    I hate having menu envy – that happens to me quite often! I’ve also only had okay experience at Wagamamas (the one in Boston) but I’ll have to try it again.
    Look forward to hearing about the ballet. I have a good friend who dances in the London ballet – look for Sarah Lamb.

  • Karoline January 2, 2010, 2:22 pm

    If you go to Wagamama again, try the Amai Udon- it’s delish! (if you like pad thai)

    I second the question, Is Chris single? šŸ™‚

  • Christy January 2, 2010, 2:25 pm

    Oooo the ballet! I’m jealous! Have fun!

  • Heather January 2, 2010, 2:51 pm

    also… maybe the yorkie isn’t for girls because….ahem….its so think only a real woman could hand it?

    that’s what she said? [clearly having been watching too much SPIKE tv this weekend]

    • Heather January 2, 2010, 2:52 pm

      handle* clearly.

  • Lee January 2, 2010, 3:12 pm

    I loved, loved, loved Wagamama. Too bad your dish wasn’t good. It’s definitely worth another shot if you ever go back. I think they have them in the states too, maybe in Boston or NYC?

  • Kayla January 2, 2010, 3:17 pm

    “Don’t feed the birds”
    My husband LOVES Yorkies. He discovered them on a trip to Scotland years ago, and now gets so excited when he finds them here in Canada.

  • *Andrea* January 2, 2010, 3:23 pm

    haha is that a sexual innuendo?! love that you’re trying EVERYTHING – great chocolate, beer, food, fun football games etc. you’ll have so many great memories!!

  • Erin January 2, 2010, 3:36 pm

    England has the best chocolate — when my British grandparents visit, they always brings lots of candy for the family. šŸ™‚ I’m not sure how they do it better than us but it tastes a lot less processed than most of the crap here in America.

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is January 2, 2010, 3:47 pm

    I love that you consumed many beers before lunch…we would be the best of friends!

  • Kailey January 2, 2010, 3:50 pm

    I never knew england had great chocolate!! I think its a little strange the women is crossed out…aren’t we the ones who crave chocolate the most? haha

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg January 2, 2010, 4:07 pm

    lol– that chocolate bar is sexist!!!

    I LOVE Wagamama’s…we used to seek them out when I was living abroad. Sorry you weren’t crazy about yours šŸ™

  • Lauren January 2, 2010, 4:21 pm

    I’m pretty sure I had the same goal of trying every single English chocolate because let’s face it, chocolate over there is 1000X better than anything over here!!!

    Glad to see you are having a great trip! šŸ™‚

  • Gracie January 2, 2010, 4:57 pm

    Oh gosh, looks like so much funnnnn! I hope you realize I’m living vicariously through you in London :):)

  • Courtney January 2, 2010, 5:05 pm

    “yay pee” Quote of the year so far for 2010!!!!!!!

    Cheers!!!
    Courtney
    adventures in tri-ing

  • Kelly (the Running Phoodie) January 2, 2010, 6:33 pm

    I LOVE Wagamama! I went last year while visiting a friend in London. One of the best meals I have ever eaten! She got me their cookbook the following Christmas. Apparently they have Wagamamas in Boston as well. I’m so jealous šŸ™‚

  • Laura January 2, 2010, 6:49 pm

    Has your husband has introduced you to Mars and snicker bars? They make ice cream bars of them too! I love Wagamamas, my favourite before I went vegan was a noodley-eggy-chickeny-prawn dish, all the more nice because you don’t leave feeling you need to drink a pint of water. I used to watch Wembley being built on my commute home, so huge! Love, love the Royal Ballet, and the Royal Opera House, I hope you had fun dressing up all smart… btw, has anyone heard about wearing high heels causing your calf muscles to shorten and hamper your running performance?

  • skinnyrunner January 2, 2010, 7:31 pm

    wow you guys are so busy and doing so many fun things!
    don’t really get the candy bar….

  • Cynthia (It All Changes) January 2, 2010, 11:11 pm

    The ad writers for that candy had the wrong idea. I’d eat it just to prove them wrong.

  • Blair January 3, 2010, 1:12 am

    Not to be a total enabler of your british chocolate bar addition, but while you’re over there, you MUST try a bag of maltesers! They’re not a candy bar, but they’re little balls of honeycomb covered in chocolate and they’re heavenly. In my opinion, British chocolate is wayyy better than American stuff, which totally justifies sampling all possible options while over there!

    • Samantha January 3, 2010, 5:58 am

      Ooh yes, malteasers are gooood!

  • Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) January 3, 2010, 9:55 am

    I think that bar is trying to use some reverse psychology šŸ™‚ Not good for girls – pfft!! Hehe.

  • Carolyn January 5, 2010, 8:43 am

    Weird candy bar! Can you imagine how marketing like that would go over in America? Someone would get sued.

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