But, I'm going to try better to keep everyone updated about what I'm doing. Here are the highlights so far:
1. I got really into the Royal Wedding. How could you not? I was up early to join the massive throng and it was a blast. The day included lots of cheering, fish and chips, actual British tea parties in Hyde Park, and (on my part), a little bit of crying. "Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire?" "Every wedding is royal?" Too sweet. It was a happy day.
I found this outside of a tube stop. It rocked.
That is Kate! It really is! We found a side street that she would be driving past on her way to Westminster Abbey and got to see her really close. Surreal.
2. One of my favorite things about London is the hilarious street signs. People just talk differently here, and it is mostly manifested through the signs. A few of my favorites...
Not "Electrical Hazard" like in the US. This is way funnier.
Always "Shut", never "Closed"
This means "For Sale" or "For Rent", but it's fancier. Took me a while to realize this wasn't a bathroom sign. (P.S. They call the bathroom the toilet here and not the loo. Kind of disappointing.)
An Exit sign, but better.
3. I've learned that although British food stinks,
(This is British Breakfast. I am fed it all the time. It's as gross as it looks.)
...British candy is THE BOMB. Take a look.
This is the European equivalent to a Twix Bar, except for it's waaaaaaay more delicious. It's full of caramel and "biscuit" and covered in superior European chocolate.
The Kit-Kats here are out of control. Imagine what a Kit Kat would taste like if it was covered in high-quality chocolate. Now imagine that there are nineteen more layers of crunchy wafer goodness. Now die of joy. That's a chunky Kit Kat.
And the bon-bons. Oh, the bon-bons. They don't have anything like bon-bons in the United States. Bon-bons are this perfect mixture between a marshmallow and a lemon drop and crack-cocaine.
Now that I've tried literally every type of candy here, I'm calling it quits. No more candy after every meal for me. It's a sad day, but I decided I will get just as much pleasure out of bringing all of this candy home for everyone else to try.
Well, there's the update. I promise to keep blogging more regularly. I have lots to say! Stay tuned for my experience at Tintern Abbey (ahhh!) and at some of the museums here. Cheers!