Before you look at my pictures of Platform 9 3/4 and my journey on the greatest bus route ever, let’s talk a bit of food.
Greek salad in a baguette – My new obsession. If you want to change your life, go buy some Greek salad fixins right now and stuff them in a baguette, and then stuff that in your pie hole. (Hey, look! I did manage to use “pie hole” again!)
Rainbow chard. O.M.G. Why have I not had it before? I made a recipe AND took photos of two dinners this week, so if I can stop showing you pictures of London for at least one day, I’ll post them.
Kombucha – What’s the big deal? It was OK, but for £3 ($5) a bottle I was expecting a serious party in my mouth. I won’t be buying it again. It’s supposed to have medicinal benefits, but I’m already as healthy as it gets so I can’t see how a bottle of vinegary water is going to better that.
Indian food – Ouch. Just ouch. I don’t think I’ve ever eaten Indian without my stomach hurting for at least 24 hours. Maybe it’s the fatty ghee base they use? I make chili so spicy it burns my face off and that’s fine, so it can’t be the spice. I’m taking my mom to Indian tonight!
Food talk done.
When I first discovered the 15 bus route from Tower Bridge to Charing Cross my little mind was jumping up and down. It’s really fun because it’s an old style, hop-in-the-back bus, and there are tons of sites to see along the way.
Although I generally hate buses (as any sane Londoner would), this is the one bus route that’s fun rather than scary.
And no, I don’t know why all my pictures ended up severely tilted.
When anyone comes to visit I try to take them along this route at some point. My mom and I got on at Fleet Street and went to Covent Garden to see about getting tickets for the Lion King.
The new King’s Cross station:
With a much easier access to Platform 9 3/4. It’s right out in the open, in the main part of the station. You can’t miss it!
A bit of a line, but not too much! We waited maybe 10 minutes.
Exciting news! We’re going to the Benjamin Franklin house Monday. I’ve been wanting to go for a long time because he’s fascinating. I have three biographies on him, and also his autobiography which I’m almost through with.
*And!* This day next week we’ll be leaving for Rome!