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Day 9

rain 4 °C

Well today was a pretty fun day. Can, Les and I went to Pret A Manager (it's a little cafe....it's a chain that we've seen here and in Scotland) and picked up coffees and breakfast. Then we took the tube to Kensington and went into Harrods. Harrods, if you've never been is amazing! Even if you don't buy anything (which none of us did because its so expensive and we are all almost out of pounds) it's still an experience! Perfume was soooo cheap! Most of it was 50% off, but with full suitcases as it is, and another country to lug your stuff to and from I couldn't be bothered to save $20! My suitcase is so full, Candice is taking my running shoes back with her in her carry on tomorrow (now thats a best friend :)). After Harrods, we took the tube to Oxford Circus. Oxford Circus is the biggest shopping street in Europe. It was pretty busy, has lots of expensive designer stores and lots to look at. Again, at this point in the trip we are all feeling poor. I don't actually think any of us bought a thing! I didn't come to Europe to go clothing shopping anyways. ;). We found a Marks and Spencer's and had a bit to eat for lunch. Then we hooped back on the tube and went to Covent Garden. This is where I stayed last time I came to London. It's such a cute area and all three of us agreed our favourite part of London. It's all small alley ways full of shops. We even found a Jules store (equestrian inspired gear). Les was pretty pumped. Apparently I'm cool now that I bought my first Jules sweater. We walked around Covent Garden for a while, hanging out in the square and looking at vender tables.

For dinner, the four of us went to a pizza/pasta restaurant near the tube stop, then we took the tube to Piccadilly Circus to see the show. Let It Be was awesome. We were singing, dancing....felt like a rock concert. Can and I loved the music and Both think it's time to put some Beatles on our iPods ;)

Well this is the end of our foursome. Laurie is taking the train back to Wales, Candice is heading to the airport for a 9:45am flight and Lesley and I are heading to St Pancras station to catch the Euro Star train at 2pm.

Things we'll miss from the UK: sayings like 'is this the cue?', lift, cheers, hiya, mind the gap, mind the step (pretty much the word 'mind'), Cadbury chocolate (flake, fingers, buttons), galaxy chocolate (mmmmmm), tea (and LOTS of it!), the rain (NOT!!!!), everything being super expensive (NOT!!! Lol), eating in the pub, chips (aka French fries), mushy peas, being crammed in elevators or the tube with way too many people (NOT!!!!) and Marks and Spencer's.

Soooooo what's next? Belgium baby! We are loosing an hour, so we will be 6 hrs ahead of home (even better for my jet lag! Lol). We are staying in Brussels for 5 nights. What's there to do in Belgium? I'll soon find out :)

That's it from London!
Night all!
Lins

Posted by lins_euro 17:04 Archived in England

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