Friday, March 7, 2008

Good luck Elder Step!

Hey, I just want to wish Step GOOD LUCK as he leaves the MTC on Monday for Mexico City! We all love you and are SO excited for you to serve! Keep up the AWESOME work! Can you believe this was almost six months ago that you were opening your call?!


Last night I went and saw Wicked! Once again, we got front row seats the day of the show. The seats couldn't have been better. It's playing at the Apollo Victoria theatre, and it's absolutely huge! This Wicked definitely has a London flare about it, and I loved it!The theatre!This is the curtain, we were so close!Just before the play was about to start. Liz, Me, Soj, and Vanessa (she's a friend of Soj's, who is visiting London.)Riding the tube home. I really enjoyed the play, and I feel like seeing another one tomorrow night!

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Tower of London, the Prime Meridian, and Billy Elliot

It was another busy day for me in London! This morning the group met at the Tower of London. Since I've already been there before, me and a few other girls made a rather quick pass through. My favorite part of the castle is most definitely the crown jewels, and the beefeaters of course. I hung out in the Tower Hill area for awhile and got some lunch, and then headed to Greenwich. Greenwich is home to the Prime Meridian Royal Observatory. The White Tower, also the most famous tower within the Tower of London. On the hill in Greenwich overlooking the National Maritime Museum and more of England. The Royal Observatory. GMT is mean solar time, with midday defined as the time at which the sun crosses the Greenwich Meridian, 0 degrees longitude. I'm standing in both the Western and Eastern Hemisphere!Hanging out in Greenwich!Me and Soj trying to decide which hemisphere we like better. This is the clock which overlooks the Royal Observatory.

I got home just in time for dinner. We had Indian food tonight, which I have decided I really like! Right after dinner a bunch of us decided to dress up and went to Billy Elliot. I saw another great play tonight! Off to Billy Elliot in Victoria Square!Me and Soj at intermission. We all got front row seats!

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

A Day of Adventure

Today after history class, Liz and I conquered a few more walks about London. We took the bus to Chalk Farm, and from there we walked until we found our way to Primrose Hill. Primrose Hill is another posh area of London where many famous Londoners live. The Hill overlooks the city, and more closely Regents Park. I walked all throughout the park, passed the London Zoo, and along Regents. Primrose Park used to be part of the great chase appropriated by Henry VIII. We had such a great time enjoying peppermint tea and sitting on a bench, as we did some serious people watching. This is Primrose Hill...actually this is part way down Primrose Hill.Yeah for spring and flowers!There is a reason for this picture: this Perrier that I'm holding was never purchased. I was in a little grocery store trying to grab something for lunch, and as usual, I was indecisive and could not choose what to get, but, I did know that I wanted that drink so I just set it in my purse. When I realized that I didn't want anything from there for lunch, I walked out, got on the bus to Primrose, and two minutes later found a nice cold Perrier in my purse! I need to go back and pay for it!Primrose flowers in Primrose Hill.Regents Park.This is in Regents Park along the stream that flows through the center of it.

Tonight, the criminology class, and anyone else who was interested (which was me) went on the Jack the Ripper Tour! Scary! We met at Tower Hill tonight, just as it started to rain, and proceeded to make several stops throughout the creepy parts of London. We saw where many of his victims were found murdered, the where abouts of where he possibly lived, and lots of other creepy sites!Welcome to scariness.I don't know what's more scary...the tour, or my bangs. This is a freaky pub near Spitalfields Market, the area and pub where Jack the Ripper is believed to have met his fifth and final victim.