Sunday, May 27, 2012

Stupid Moments

Last I left you I was arriving in London - now there's only five days left until we leave for Germany.  Seeing as how Katie brought Julia and me free cupcakes from the Sunday UpMarket and now it's 2am, I don't see me making a ton of progress but I'll do my best.

Katie and I arrived on Thursday, technically a day early.  Our apartment building is a two-year old highrise near White Chapel and Spitalfields - prime killing grounds for Jack-the-Ripper (a tour we decided to make a prioritysince it is relevant to the area).  The building is very modern and highly secure with sterile halls and rooms.  The best thing about the room is the huge window, along with a grated window that can open.  The worst thing about the room: the very flat pillow.

 The amazing view from my room.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

The post you've all been waiting for...

... an update from London!

Just a forewarning that this is going to be a long post, as so much happens every single day, and it has been 12 days since I left (we'll see how far I can get tonight).  It's really quite amazing what we've done so far.  There will also be plenty of photos, but I'm creating a shutterfly account where all the pictures will be posted (there are also a sprinkling on facebook, but that's mainly to tag people)

Where better to start than from the beginning.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

and Ben too!

Hi everyone.  While Barbara's in London she will be continuing to post blogs about her amazing adventures.  Meanwhile, I'm going to drop a note or two about some of my goings-on while she's gone.

First, on Monday I drove Barbara up to O'Hare Airport in Chicago.  It's about a four or five hour drive, but it was significantly cheaper to fly out of Chicago.  Also, I was happy to take a day off and spend some time with Babs before she left.  The drive up was nice and in fact it was the first time we've driven to Chicago in the day time.  We were early enough, so we went to our favorite place to eat in Chicago (so far), Orange with a Peel.  As always (we've only been once before, but I say "always" because we plan to go as often as we can) we enjoyed the pancake flights, the frushi, and delicious savory sandwich.

The pancakes were different flavors from the last time we had them.  Unfortunately, we didn't document which flavors they were...

Monday, May 7, 2012


Looking back on this week, I feel as though nothing of significance has happened, but that's prooobably because I leave for the U.K. tomorrow.

In reality, a ton happened, obviously.  I mean, which of the weeks this year didn't have lots of stuff going on?  But this week was a little different as it was finals week... of my first year of grad school!  I finished it!

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