Rule #1: ALWAYS CARRY A MAP WITH YOU, YOU WILL GET LOST!
Rule #2: DON'T LISTEN TO THE BOUNCER AT THE DOOR...
It was Friday night, there was a bunch of us who decided to go out, and yes we had fun and danced like crazy American's but Amy and I were very tired from a long day and wanted to head home and go to sleep. We had asked one of the kids who has been here for 8 months how to get home and because the music was so loud we weren't sure what he had said so we decided to ask the bouncer which way to go to get to the bus stop we needed to be at. He was obviously clueless because he told us to go in the complete opposite direction from where we needed to go. After walking for quite awhile we FINALLY came to a bus stop, and attempted to read the bus map but the light in the stop was out. Fail. We continued walking, which wasn't really a walk it was more of a power walk. We finally decided we were completely lost, but in a very pretty area. Evidently we were right around the corner from Buckingham Palace and we didn't even know it! (we should have taken a detour and had a slumber party with the queen). We got directions from a lovely chap, who obviously could tell we were dumb American's completely incapable of reading a map correctly. He pointed us in the right direction, and we ended up taking a wrong turn again...which ended up biting us in the butt because well...we missed the bus we needed to get on. We finally got to the correct bus stop, but had to wait 26 minutes in the cold at about 2am to get on the bus (longest 26 minutes in the world). All you could do though was just laugh. We finally made it home at about 3am, of which everyone we were with and we left early was already home and changed. I mean we finally got home, and had an adventure that I'm sure no one else can say they had!
Rule #3: NEVER BELIEVE THE FORECAST, AND HAVE AN UMBRELLA.
|Fish and Chips!|
|Inside St. Pauls Cathedral.|
|Outside St. Pauls Cathedral.|
|Thoresby House (where I live)|
|Little baby sink.|
Nothing great but I guess it does the job!