Friday, April 29, 2011

Surprise Treat

 Last night, a few of us abroaders took the Underground to the London Eye... the big ferris wheel in London... just to see it lighted up at night and to have a bit of fun. When I walked up the subway steps to the street, my heart went all aflutter because this is what I looked up to when I reached the top stair.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

just touched down in london town (on wednesday...)

BYU London Centre- This picture (and all below!) found via Google because
 I don't have a camera just yet. But I got pics of exactly what I have seen... so
you're seein what I'm seein! 
What gets me is that this picture of the BYU London Centre is not even joking. It really looks like this- like just plucked out of some sweet romantic comedy set in Britain. Think Holiday with Jude Law or Notting Hill with Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant. The London Centre is the bomb. Built in the 1890's, BYU purchased the 2 flats around 1976 ish or so and fixed em up for us students. Really... it has crazy chandeliers, old British books, and it smells like my Grandma's house
 (she's from England... a coincidence? don't think so).
Round Pond in Hyde Park. A short walk from Kensington Gardens and the Kensington Palace and
these great lawn chairs set out on the green lawn perfect for a little snooze
Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens were just pitch perfect... helped along by the fabulous high 60s weather and warm sun with just the right amount of breeze. man, how does London do it so good?? I just don't know...
A cafe that is literally a 3 min walk from the London Centre... on Kensington St.
They have pictures of Prin. Di everywhere, and they are dedicated to the royalty-
I saw them installing a flat screen TV on the wall tonight- surely to broadcast Will and Kate's wedding tomorrow.
Cute? check. Delicious? check. 5 pound crepes on Mondays? check. including ones with nutella?? you got it, baby.  A few of us went here for a mid afternoon snack. a good decision? check, check, check.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Happy Saturday. Gimme something good, weekend.

Eh? Pretty? nice, huh? I'd just love to walk through those arches, get a little shiver up my spine cause of how beautiful it is. It was built sometime before 1275 in Somerset, England... ruined by an earthquake in 1275 and then rebuilt and fell into disuse around 1560 somethin (thank you Wikipedia). What a chunk o' history.

And how bout this beauty? Westminster Abbey (beautiful photo taken by Claire Pingree) freakin awesome? check. super old? check. creepy cool saints carved in the walls? check. Lets take a lil vacation here, shall we? I'll take that as a yes.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Fierce and Funny

Funny first. Yep, here's lookin at you, kid.
Half sheep... half abominable snowman...
maybe a great winter jacket?
haha. but all hilarious.

Here is the fierce... love that sweater, love those cheekbones, 
love that steel in her eye.
Retrieved from a great fashion blog, The Sartorialist

Thursday, April 14, 2011

The Firsty

Thought I'd start off the ol' blog with an "oh" photo. Isn't this just lovely? Saw these elevator photos on my fav blog to follow, A Cup of Jo. P.S. I did just google the word "elevator" to see if I spelled it right... boy I've got a lot to learn. Bear with me a bit, I started this blog for my Study Abroad adventures that will be comin up pretty soon, so if all goes well I'll have some goodies to show soon- some goody European photos that is, don't get your hopes up for anything else you crazies :)