Yes, I know it's already Thursday, but I'm slow, ok? So last Friday we packed our bags, and headed for the airport. Up until Thursday night we had been waiting on pins and needles to find out if we get to go on our weekend trip or not, the flight attendants on our domestic airline (the one we were supposed to fly with!) were on strike. Well, on Thursday evening the husband got a text message that said that our flight would be leaving when it was supposed to. Yay! So on Friday we were on our merry way to jolly old London. (Let's not even mention that the flight was an hour an a half delayed, and we didn't get to our hotel until 8 p.m. We were in London!)
On Friday night we went for dinner (I had the best salad ever) and then thought we'd take a walk and go see Piccadilly Circus. See, on the map it didn't look that far. But London is a big city. So we walked, walked, and walked some more. It took about an hour. We finally got to Piccadilly, took a photo, this one here
And then, get this, we decided to walk back! Seriously, this is where I get a bit confused. There's an underground station right there at Piccadilly, we had just walked about 5 kilometers (about 3 miles), the underground would have taken us to about a block from our hotel, and we decided to walk back! All kinds of crazies going around..
On Saturday we walked to Portobello Road (yes, more walking :P), it was so packed with people that you could hardly breathe, but we bravely walked along it for a while. :) From there we took the underground to Tower Bridge, as the husband wanted to see it, as he's never been to London before.
Then we headed to Trafalgar Square, and I'm so happy we stopped there, because this is what we saw
I have no idea what al these Santa's helpers were doing there, but there were hundreds of them! And wherever we looked, there were even more of them walking towards the Square (all of them more of less drunk.) I would have wanted to visit Camden Town, but we didn't have time for that. Just as well to leave something for next time too, right? :) After this we headed to Oxford Street to do some shopping. Not that we bought much of anything, I bought a shirt, pants and a too small dress (because it is a good idea to buy a dress and think "I'll fit into this some day". But it was so cute. And I'm going on a diet after Xmas. Hah) for myself, and then we got something for the kids.
All in all, it was a good weekend, a bit stressful because we only had one whole day to see everything, and Ican't wait to go back. Can I go back now? Can I? Pretty please? No? Well crap.