Standing still is boring. Get outside!

Hi from London

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On Monday Jono and I met up with my good friend from school, Mel. Mel has been living and working in London for a year and a half and I haven’t seen her in about 3 years! It was so awesome to catch up! We met her boyfriend Dean and escaped the snow and cold in a traditional English pub for a beer or two and lunch.

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We chatted like not a day had gone past since we saw her last, she’s hilarious and it was great. Jono and I had grand plans to visit a museum after however the cold won and we snuggled back into the backpackers pub to kick back in the warmth. After dinner we ventured over to Shepard’s Bush on the underground for a pub quiz night with Mel and Dean and some of their Aussie friends – awesome fun and we won the quiz somehow.

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I have decided a few things about the english people/cold living people over the last few days. 1. it would be really sucky to be a smoker and 2. having a baby in winter when you need to leave the house even occasionally would be really really sucky. You see people huddled on the pavement with no gloves on and red noses clutching a cigarette glancing longingly into the warm pub where their friends are and I pity them. It would be really good motivation to quit. Seeing people going for walks with their baby in a pram makes me think they are crazy. Could you possibly imagine how many layers you’d have to wrap your baby in to make it warm enough then I bet you’d step outside and it would poo and need changing. I will admit its taking me a few days to adjust to this business of wearing a thousand layers and stripping them off and on all day, going from freezing and snow to sweltering cafes and shops. But after doing a bit (a lot) of shopping for thermals etc I feel much better about life in the cold.

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We went to the British Museum today and spent hours wandering around. This was my second visit but there are always new things to see and amazing things worth revisiting. What an incredible collection of awesome stuff. I loved the Egyptian area of course and Jono was fascinated by Lindow Man. Lindow man was a young man who lived around 2000 years ago and after he was killed was thrown into a peat bog to be forever immortalised as a leather man. He even made me take a photo which I will include for your viewing pleasure:

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We’ve spent hours just walking around the centre of London, finding little alley ways. cute cafes and beautiful old buildings. This afternoon we spent some quality time in Marks and Spenser’s food hall – most awesome place ever. So thanks to their delicious looking fancy pre prepared meals we are off to have Lamb Rogan Josh with basmati rice and naans and an almond crossaint for dessert all for a grand price of 7 pound, winning.

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