Today, was Sunday. So after a long day yesterday in Cambridge I thought I would take it easy today.
So my friend Ashley Stewart and I decided to go check out one of London’s parks–Regent’s Park. It was HUGE! We ended up just wandering and talking and lost. But we eventually found our way back to a street we recognized and then headed home from there.
It was a beautiful park and there were so many people there! There were tennis courts and ponds and people young and old. They were biking, rollerblading, skating, jogging, walking, and talking. It was just wonderful. It is so weird to think that London is so busy and crowded and probably doesn’t have that much space and yet they set aside these ENORMOUS plots of land for the general public’s enjoyment.
After settling back into the flat and de-thawing a little bit, I decided that it was probably time for me to do some of laundry. So I headed downstairs and proceeded to try and find the laundry room.
Once I located the laundry room, in this weird obscure cave, I began to try and figure out these weird british machines. In Mrs. Mee’s words, “The appliances here seem to be designed by people who never use appliances.” I agree. The microwaves are odd and the washer and dryer were in practically a different language, but with some help from some friendly FSU students I figured it out.
So I settled down and started watching my Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (yes I brought the first 5 movies with me), because the internet is bad down in the laundry cave. After a little while I began to notice that other people were looking at my screen and watching me geek out over the fact that he was in London and I’m in London. And the pan of the River Thames and Kings Cross and I know where all of that is. Yes I was completely geeking out. So, I took out my headphones and we ended up watching it all together.
It was some serious bonding time. And even though it caused me to take at least 45 minutes longer on my laundry than I needed, it was totally worth it.
Tomorrow is back to the grind with Stats-on-Steriods. I’m hoping to post some pictures up of my flat and general living arrangements soon (once they are relatively clean or at least cleaner).
Side note: I have to stop posting so many pictures because this blog only has a set amount of data and I’m sharing it with 25 other people. So I’ve been asked to respectively restrain myself with my photos. I hope you guys understand. All my photos are on Facebook in my London album (even the ones I post on the blog and MANY MANY more).