This drizzly Saturday I joined my flatmate and some friends on a 10 mile hike through the countryside. It was overcast the whole day, but the fields were green and the air was crisp. Definitely a nice change of scenery from the busy London streets.
After visiting the Tower of London I walked across Tower Bridge over to Borough Market, one of the larget food markets in London. Unfortunately it was about 10 minutes before closing so I didn’t get to see as much as I’d like. However I was able to snag a delicious lamb sandwich from one of the vendors :)
Been a bit shit about updating. Went to Tower of London and Tower bridge last weekend.
"The castle was used as a prison since at least 1100, although that was not its primary purpose. A grand palace early in its history, it served as a royal residence. The Tower has served variously as an armoury, a treasury, a menagerie, the home of the Royal Mint, a public records office, and the home of the Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom."
“Yeomen Warders, commonly known as beefeaters, began guarding the Tower in 1485; today there are 35 Yeomen Warders and one Chief Warder. All warders are retired from the Armed Forces of Commonwealth realms and must be former senior non-commissioned officers with at least 22 years of service.”
Fun fact: The iconic bridge in London is actually the Tower bridge and not the London Bridge
Finally, I get a message from one of the places I viewed and they picked me! Thank baby Jesus! And they were my top choice :3 One other flat wants to know if I’m still interested, but I have to turn them down. Maybe I can make friends with them if they were willing to let me live with them, they must find me likable at least a bit?
I have to celebrate the good news, so off to the Hammersmith Market with Jennifer for lunch. A whole roasted pig on a spit, giant pans of paella and fresh baked goods fill the cold, crisp air. Now I have a place of my own. All is well, except for my immune system… At the end of the long day, Jennifer and I make our way into the city for some delicious Belgium mussels at Belgo, followed by a wonderful personal tour of Covent Garden/Seven Dials, Trafalgar Square and Buckingham Palace. Today was the dog’s bollocks.