It's Christmas, which means let's eat.

Trip Start Jul 12, 2013
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Trip End Feb 21, 2014


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Monday, December 23, 2013

Dec 23-29

Wow, we are 8 weeks into our London stopover and Christmas has arrived. Can't believe how fast time has flown by. Not many pictures to post from this week since we were too busy stuffing our faces with delicious roast dinners. Also for those of you following my gym habits, I'm sad to report that we only managed two visits to the gym this week, due to a back and foot injury i have sustained. I guess i need to slow down as the old body is not what it use to be.

Monday 23rd.

Last minute shopping at Canary Wharf. Boring day. No pictures taken to mark this occasion.

Tuesday 24th (AKA Christmas Eve).

Strolled around Greenwich. All seems very quiet today. Les got her eyebrows waxed while i waited in the pub. My back is killing me so my pace to the bar is slower than usual.
For dinner we returned to our new favorite Indian restaurant "Memsaheb", and finished the night off with drinks at the "Great Eastern" with my Dad.

Wednesday 25th (AKA Christmas Day).

Christmas this year is being hosted by my aunt Jenny and uncle Andrew. Jenny informed me that this year she will be attempting a new PB for the number of guests around the dinner table, with a whopping 12 family members attending. I'm happy to report that Jenny did indeed achieve a new personal best and whats more the food was as delicious as always. 
I would like to make a special mention for the excellent gravy and ridiculous selection of desserts on offer.
 
Myself and Les received some fantastic presents including tickets to see the brand new musical "American Psycho" (Thank you Katie and Conrad) along with a heap load of cash (Thanks Andrew, Jenny, Tom, Mum & Dad), which always goes down a treat when your out of work and bumming around the US of A. Also a thanks to Aunt Ann for a winning lottery ticket! We have decided to invest the cash in Disney tickets once we get back to Orlando, so at least you all know your money has gone to a very worthwhile cause.

All in all i would say it was a top Christmas, and especially good as I got my first chance on this trip to catch up with my Aunts Ann and Pat, and Uncle Mick. Les even managed to skype her dad and brother (The Ed's) so they could join in on the fun, if you consider a group of tipsy English people wishing you a Merry Christmas at 8am in the morning fun?
It's days like today that remind me how lucky we are to have our family. 

Thursday 26th (AKA Boxing Day). 
 
Ding, Ding round two. Time for another massive roast lunch today, this time cooked to perfection by my Mum. After lunch I headed to the pub with my Dad to watch the West Ham vs Arsenal game. We were met there by uncle Andrew and cousin Tom, both of whom are Arsenal fans (All family's have a couple of weirdo's). Sensing it was not going to be a good day for the hammers i put a bet on that they would lose 3-1, a bet that i would sadly win. The rest of the West Ham supporting pub did not seem to approve of my actions, but even though i am a West Ham fan I'm still not completely mad to think they would win. Tom and Andrew headed off happy at the end of the game leaving me and my dad to drown our sorrows.

Friday 27th.

Late start again today. Dragged ourselves to the gym even though my old back is still not feeling great. 
Met up with Katie, Conrad, Andrew, Jenny, Tom and Kate in Islington tonight to watch "American Psycho" the musical. The play was fantastic. I especially loved all the 80's music and the fact we got to see none other than Matt Smith (AKA The 12th Doctor) playing Patrick Bateman. Thanks to Katie and Conrad for supplying the tickets. You guys rock hard.

Saturday 28th.

Gym, Pizza express, drank a nice bottle of wine at Davy's wine bar in Greenwich while stressing out over what our life has become and where we are going.

Sunday 29th.

Time for one final roast. Sharon and Simon (Aka The Doves) invited us down to their house in Southend for Sunday roast Dove style. Almost nine weeks in London and this is the first time we have left the city. Sharon provided an awesome meal complete with extremely tasty Yorkshire puds.
It was great getting to see the Dove children Liam and Lexie, my how fast they grow. Thanks to the Doves for being most excellent hosts.

~C 

 

 
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