Sarah, my friend who is teaching in Vietnam, met me at Gatwick Airport and we had a good time just catching up on the train ride back to Burgess Hill. Weirdly, I felt that this town was very English. I don't know why. Maybe the very narrow roads that people drive on the left, the roundabouts every 30 feet or so, the really cute small cars, or the incredibly cute little houses... Above all else, it was probably the stares of what on earth is that Asian girl doing in Burgess Hill? Don't get me wrong, there are South Asian places to eat, and again possibly the best curry I've had is always in England, but really not a lot of East Asians. But getting stared at is something that I have gotten very used to after living in Ireland for the past eight months (I can't believe it's been that short. I feel like I've been here forever. Not a bad thing.) We went to a karaoke bar with one of her cousins that night and it was SO GOOD. I love watching people karaoke.
The next day we went to London. It was my second time going but I definitely was still the wide-eyed, super excited girl I was the first time. This time I did the Tower of London with Sarah and then she went to meet a family friend and it was off to Westminster Abbey for me! We got picked up in Burgess Hill by Sarah's other cousins and went out for a few drinks and Russian billiards! A game that I'm terrible at but it's so fun to play...
|Tower of London|
|Baby and Dad armour|
|I have no idea just looked cool!|
|Definitely was not supposed to be taking photos inside|
|Part of the village and the Castle in the Sky|
|Part of the beautiful grouds|
|Dedication to some.... guy.|
|I wish you could see how big these poppies were!|
|View from the keep|
|French toast with bacon and baked banana|
|I love Alice in Wonderland!|