Sunday, 9 August 2009

A much needed (and very Productive) lie in...


And a good evening to you from across the Pond. Today has been fantastic. We started off by sleeping until noon (insert the Chuck and Cat Powell comment “and that would be different from any other day how, exactly?” here), which was much needed for two reasons. First, we’ve been going pretty hard each weekend so far, and secondly – some recovery time was required after yesterday’s “festivities.”

We spent the early part of the afternoon handling travel arrangments and researching some stops for our upcoming Germany/Switzerland trip. I should throw the public service announcement out there right now – if folks have got “must do’s” and travel tips for Bavaria and Switzerland, please shoot those over to us. The first 5 days are pretty well scheduled. The last half, however, is a bit more fluid at the moment.

After 3 hours, we could no longer stare at the PC, so we stepped out for a walk through Regent Park. Talk about a best kept secret! This place was gorgeous, and we had a terrific two hour stroll across some beautiful landscaping. The weather couldn’t have been any better, and so there were cricketers out all over the place. Check out these “batting cages.” I was mesmorized…I mean, observe the stylish shin guards!
The park was beautiful today, and there were TONS of folks out, laying on blankets, drinking wine, throwing frisbee, and just taking it easy.

Early on we came across "Tango al Fresco," where two folks were demonstrating the different versions of Tango - REALLY cool, and the music was awesome (straight out of a movie). We walked through the Queen’s Rose Garden, as well as through a mini-Japanese tea garden in the midst of the park (there was a wedding going on just on the other side of this waterfall).

We also walked up to Primrose Hill, where we were treated to a SPECTACULAR view of the city. From that spot, you can see the Eye, the Wharf, the Gerkin, Westminster Abbey, St. Pauls, you name it – we sat on a bench at the summit for about 20 minutes, just chilling out.

Dinner tonight was uber- tasty: a mixture of British blackberries, hummous and carrots, spinach and ricotta pizza, and cheese and crackers. And the best part – we have returned to our AFD ways.

I’m starting a new book tonight whilst waiting for Jenny to finish book 3 of Twilight. It’s really, really sad how much I’m looking forward to the third installment of this series…

Okay, that’s all the news that’s fit to print. Chat tomorrow! Back to work, everyone!


Sam and Jenny

1 comment:

  1. Hysterical reading about the trip to the GBBF. I hate the fact that I missed that many cask ales!

    We miss you guys and Lisa wanted to pass along that sentiment too. She has talked about nothing but missing London for the 3 days we've left the country. Now, I need to find a 6 pack of London Pride or something...