Hello from London

The last few weeks have been very busy, especially at work because of a new position I assumed recently, an annual conference, and my first new hire on my team! Things have also been busy at home as Nick and I prepared for our trip to Europe and got our house ready for Nick’s parents, who are graciously house- and cat-sitting while we are away!

Despite an ever growing to-do list, everything did get done and late last week we helped Nick’s parents settle in and made our way to London, the first stop on our trip!

Thank goodness for having a direct flight since both sides of our flights were delayed – rain and winds held up our departure from D.C., and an emergency landing by a Norwegian plane closed down Heathrow airport for awhile so we circled the area before finally landing at 11:30 a.m. local, well over an hour after our intended arrival.

After leaving customs and the airport we made our way to the tube and our rental flat in Fulham. It was cold and rainy, only about 45 degrees, quite the change from the 70s and 80s we’ve been enjoying in D.C.

Since we couldn’t check into our rental until later in the afternoon we stopped at a local pub, The Pembroke, for lunch and a celebratory drink to finally arriving in Europe.

Our flat is perfect for our couple of days here, after unpacking our things and visiting with the rental manager we headed to a nearby grocery store for a few things, made a simple dinner and then put our jet legged selves to bed, where we slept for almost 12-hours!

It was a good first day in London.

20130526-102530.jpg

20130526-102649.jpg

20130526-095407.jpg

20130526-095338.jpg

20130526-095326.jpg

20130526-095313.jpg

20130526-095228.jpg

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “Hello from London

    • Voting isn’t a right! It’s important to stress that because our ability to vote could be stripped from us at anytime! And Emily, as a political consultant & aide in the Deep South, I’m so glad that you’re voting in a presidential election! It’s understandable that you don’t enjoy the game, but it’s SO important to be involved in the political process!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s