Wednesday, October 12, 2011

London

This post is way later than expected, but better late than never right?  I am now settled in Norwich, a quaint city with a plethora of crumbling churches and pubs.  When I first arrived, the boy and I stayed a few days in London to be American tourists.  It was great fun and the weather was fantastic due to a heat wave.  Here I'll post a few highlights.

One of my favorite things in London we saw were the blue plaques placed here and there on buildings listing where persons of interest lived and a little blurb about them.  I love thinking that we are walking the same paths and occupying the same buildings as people I've read about in my beloved historical fiction novels. I've posted a couple of examples here:



Another thing to love about London (and Norwich)...the tea of course.  Being a coffee devotee I didn't expect to make a total switch, but I have.  The tea here tastes a thousand times better than the stuff at home.  I also love that people actually sit down and take time out of their busy days to enjoy it.  Jesse and I went to a little cafe for "cream tea" which is tea with a side of scones with jam and clotted cream.  I'd always wondered what clotted cream was and now I can say it is magic.  A cross between sweet cream butter and whipped cream. Fantastic.  Here I am enjoying a nice cup of tea at said cafe:


YUM!!

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