Last weekend, we toured around London on the motorcycle. We saw a protest against the Egyptian government in Trafalgar Square, crowds of tourists snapping pics of Buckingham Palace (the Queen wasn't home), and a long line of shoppers outside of a Hollister store (don't people have better things to do than line up to get in that place? It's not that good...).
We DID find a store we would have happily queued for hours for: Stanford's. It's a million vacation possibilities in one place, a travel book store filled with guides, destination fiction, memoirs, cook books, maps (oh, the maps!), notebooks, travel gadgets and all other things travel. There is even a little cafe where patrons can share tall tales of past trips and ideas for future ones. Originally, we had planned to browse around Covent Garden, but we ended up spending the entire morning at the bookshop! And we'll be going back soon.
|A thing of beauty...|
This week I went to two yoga classes (I'm getting better!) and a flamenco class. The flamenco class is very "London". Here's why: the instructor is Brazilian and my classmates are Polish, Indian, Mexican, Irish and Bulgarian. Plus me, the Canadian. Plus ONE English woman. It's great. One weird thing is that I'm dancing "in English". It will take some getting used to... It seems that we will have performance opportunities, as a group or individually, this spring. Hooray!
Yesterday, Tall Guy and I had a lunchtime rendez-vous, and the sun came out while we were walking over London Bridge. What a great view of the city!
|Looking toward Tower Bridge from London Bridge|
Well folks, I'm off for a spin through the Natural History Museum, and maybe a steam in the sauna at the gym before I have to make my way to the airport. Keep it tall.