LONDON?! What is this London you speak of?! It’s the place of magical scones! Okkkkaaay, you may call it England/United Kingdom, but I prefer calling it the Land of Plentiful Scones because it’s particularly apt for me. Especially considering that I can't fit into any of my clothes anymore because of a condition I've termed Scone Hips. But oh my lord, it was worth it. And considering my goal on this trip was the consumption of as many scones as humanly possible, I consider it MISSION ACHIEVED. The inability to fit anything smaller than a tent at the moment is just collateral damage.
However, I now have something to rival scones in my culinary affections: welsh cakes. OH MY GODS, welsh cakes, where have you been all my life?!! I'm moving to Cardiff simply for these cakes. Life will not be the same after discovering them. They are heaven in a little tea cake.
Here are some of the many, many highlights of my two week trip to the land of my dreams (and fate willing, my future home):
|Somerset House in London|
|Afternoon tea at the Atheneum Hotel in London|
|Well, would you look at what I found.....|
|Highclere Castle (AKA Downton Abbey). Unfortunately, the Crawleys had just "stepped out." What bad timing! |
|Seriously, I ate A LOT of scones.|
|Sitting in Victoria Park in front of the Royal Crescent in Bath|
|Bridge of Sighs in Oxford|
|Torchwood memorial in Cardiff|
|I think this speaks for itself....|
|I got to stand in the TARDIS. Seriously. Between the welsh cakes and being in the TARDIS, regular life has been ruined for me.|
|Little trip to Hogwarts from King's Cross station|
|View from Edinburgh Castle|
|Walking the Millennium Bridge after watching Henry V at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre|
|Walking the city walls in York|
|Afternoon tea at Betty's (makers of Yorkshire Gold) Tea Room in York|
I actually brought seven letters to respond to while on my trip because I thought I would have tons of time to write while waiting for planes and trains. Guess how many I responded to? ZERO. Silly, silly Laura. I hadn’t anticipated how little time or energy I would actually have to write anything. Apparently a side effect of scone hips is mushy brain, which means I couldn’t have put two sentences together if you asdflkjasdflkajieorwerlkj. [apparently, I’m STILL suffering from mushy brain!]
However, I did manage to send a package to a penpal, as well as a bunch of postcards so not all was lost mailwise.
I’m hoping to get back to regularly scheduled Laura-ness soon (jetlag, be gone!) and back to punishing your mailboxes with my ridiculous letters in the near future. I swear, I need a vacation from my vacation at the moment. Oh, mushy brain kicking in so I'll wrap this up. I received some velociraptor-iffic mail while I was gone and regular moustache mail post will follow. I hope everyone is well and managed to stay out of trouble while I was away. Scone hips and I'm out.