After getting settled into our Crofton Park apartment, we headed downtown to see the Thames, Trafalgar Square, Leicester Square and China Town. We took the classic double-decker bus ride back through the city after our tired legs had had enough for one day. Molly said she felt like the bus was going to tip over all the time, but we made it home safely.
England feels a bit more familiar than it really should. I've only been here once before, about 4 years ago, but due to our Commonwealth status and my love for BBC and English writers such as Jane Austen and Elizabeth Gaskill, I feel a bit like I've returned to the Motherland. Names like Brighton, Bath, Cheapside, Hyde Park and King's Cross Station are all so familiar. Not having to struggle with language barriers also helps this place feel comfortable.
We'll keep you posted on all our goings on while we're here thanks to awesome internet service! They say, 'you don't know what you've got till it's gone,' and that's true. After a week of lousy internet service which kept us from regular blogs and keeping in touch with the world, I so appreciate lightening fast WiFi.
I'm going to stream The King's Speech before going to bed just to get me feeling British.