Monday, December 10, 2012. 10:01 p.m. local time.
I am now sitting in a warm bed in Morden as we are staying with a couple of girls who graciously let us into their home! (There's even a heating pad!!!!)
Today was rather hectic and crazy. D & I left Oxford around 11:30 a.m. and caught the bus to London...arriving at Morden Ct. around 2 p.m. We dropped our bags off and headed straight back out into the wintery chill to go back into London. We had been dragging around D's two humongous rolling suitcases so it was quite a relief to not have any bags with us whatsoever.
We first went to Westminster Abbey--unfortunately they closed at 3:30 and we arrived too late. However, we did get a few pictures and we went inside the Abbey gift shop. Then, we went back outside & I snapped a few pictures of Big Ben, & heard it chime the time: 4:00 p.m. (or 1600). We wandered around taking pictures for a while & then headed up to King's Cross (HP!) for a picture with Platform 9 3/4.
After King's Cross, we were starving & so we headed back into the downtown for some food. We stopped at the Tower of London & watched the beginnings of a fashion show on an ice rink that was being held down in the old moat. I pity those poor models on that ice.
By this time, it was quite chilly & we were quite hungry so we headed into the theatre district and found a cozy little pub called Garrick's Arms or something like that for dinner. It was very yummy food and it was nice and warm inside. We finally realised that we had to go back out in the cold to go home & so we headed home around 8:30 p.m.
The girls were up & helped us make travel arrangements for tomorrow. We're flying into Dublin tomorrow morning & we needed to figure out how to get to Stansted Airport. I left Danielle to figure that out while I took a nice long hot shower & I am now officially ready for bed.