Monday, January 19, 2009

portobello.









We went to Portobello Market this weekend. It was a street filled with stuff. I loved it. I took so many pictures and bought a bunch of random things. When Kristen was looking through my camera on the ride home she said, "Looking at the pictures you take reminds me that all things in the world can be beautiful." I thought that was really nice and have been thinking about that sentence a lot. At the market we bought a baguette and mulled wine. We tried on gorgeous scarves and crazy sunglasses. We danced to music being played by people on the street and dropped a few pence into their guitar case. We basked in the sun. It was the first sunny day.

Since then, we have gone on a boat cruise, to another exclusive club, to a cool restaurant for a big English breakfast, food shopping, had our first class, saw Piccadilly Circus at night, got lost a couple times, gone to a few different pubs and met a bunch more people. All of which have been incredibly fun.

People are so excited for the Inauguration. Our university is having a huge party for it, bars and pubs are having huge parties for it. The English are mostly conservative in their political views, but everyone (really, everyone!) adores Obama. They can't wait for change. I can't wait for change.

We're going to buy some plane tickets and book some trips right now... later gators.

<3 Rd

ps. I've been saving smiles for you.

6 comments:

Shadya said...

Rach,
Your pictures are beautiful and when I looked at them I was like now that is living. It just looks fun and happy. I think I need to go back to school and take a semester abroad an find a fine broad . He he just having fun. Love you Smiles and hugs from me. Shadya

James said...

That was too short.

Kate said...

i agree with james.

Kate said...

i want an email with the real juice... bee tee dubs.

alison said...

I want the same email Kate gets...

Joseph said...

I agree with James and Kate. LOVE Dad