Living Life in London…

I’m back! I got a couple of concerned e-mails about my lack of posting these past few days. I am still alive. Though it was rough going for a while…

Contrary to popular belief, I was not partying in New York. The day after the U.S. Open, I caught my dad’s stomach bug (thanks A LOT Dad) and spent last weekend miserably in bed at our hotel. The problem was that I was scheduled to have a mini-reunion/meet-up with my friends Joseph (whom I met in Shanghai) and Graham (whom I met in Boston), as well as their families, on Sunday night. Thankfully, I was able to rally and have the torturous meet-up at Shake Shack (“torturous” because I could only SEE the burgers – my wonky stomach wouldn’t allow me to eat them). Despite that, it was nice to hang out with these guys again.

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3 Kindergarteners, all grown up!

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Shake Shack crew

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Night time view of Manhattan and Brooklyn from 90 Sands

The rest of my time in NYC was spent with my good friend Nicci. Still pretty weak from 2 days of basically not eating, Nicci’s place was a nice spot to rest and recuperate. However, I was still able to sneak in a bout of shopping to my favorite New York stores, Uniqlo and Joe Fresh (I’d pretty much have to be almost dead to leave NYC without a visit).

Then yesterday, we hopped onto a plane across the Big Pond for London. Jet lagged and weary, we spent the day sleeping. Then today, we visited our friends at London Bethel, took a tour, and walked through their beautiful English gardens…

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Beautiful flowers

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Mom tries out the swing

After, we went to busy Leicester Square to pick up tickets to one of my favorite shows on the West End, Les Miserables. I don’t know if it was either the outstanding acting or the fact that I had read the book before this performance, but I found this to be my favorite performance of the show (and this is coming from someone who’s seen Les Mis 5 times!). It was superb, moving and absolutely enthralling.

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After the musical and a quick walk through Chinatown and Piccadilly Circus, we returned back to our B&B, thoroughly exhausted. But our English adventure has just begun…

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Chinatown at night

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Buses zooming through Piccadilly Circus

Tomorrow… The British Museum…

2 responses to “Living Life in London…

  1. Yay you’re back! Glad you & your dad sufficiently recovered from the bug to make it thru & to London. Must say your mom appears to be time traveling backwards! Even more youthful looking than before…Stay well all of you. Keep on trekking & blogging. Miss you guys…

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