A spot of sun.

So, yesterday I was indirectly complaining that I never see the sun, but for one glorious hour the sun came out to slap me in the face. It was awesome.

“One time, Regina George punched me in the face. It was awesome.”

The day started out covered in clouds as we went for a bike ride through Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park.



We wanted to see the Peter Pan statue, which is incredibly easy to find but both times I’ve gone I’ve taken wrong turns and added about 20 minutes to my travel time.



All photos are once again taken with my iPhone.



We were en route to a place that serves American style fried pickles when I spotted this area behind Oxford Street that had lots of cafes with outdoor seating. It was starting to get sunny, so I decided to forget the fried pickles and work on being European for a bit.


We went to a crepe shop, where I got an iced coffee and a crepe filled with spinach, cheese and ratatouille. It set me back £8, but it was great!



Tomorrow is Clay’s last day in England, so we’re going to see The Lion King musical. He better like it. Also, Sunday morning after I drop him off at the airport I’m running the British 10K race, which I’m rather nervous about after having to take two weeks off running due to my knee. I’ve been looking forward to this race since April so I hope I can make it through and carry on with my marathon training!


A visit to Will & Kate’s new house

For Mother’s Day we went on a morning bike ride through Hyde Park followed by an English Sunday roast.

Although I wouldn’t take the bikes for a spin on London’s crazy streets, they are perfect for a ride through the park. At £1 ($1.60) to rent the bike for the whole day, it’s a London bargain!

After weeks of non-stop rain, we were lucky enough to feel some sunshine on the ride.



We rode past the Prince Albert memorial and across the street, Royal Albert Hall.

I can’t get over how good the pictures from my iPhone are!









We ended our ride near Kensington Palace, where Will and Kate are planning to live once renovations are finished. I’ve never actually seen this view of the palace because it’s been under construction for so long and was blocked off by barriers.


Behind the wall are the Will & Kate apartments.


After Princess Diana died, this is the gate where the public placed all their flowers.


The front of the palace, with some kind of gate reminding people to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee next month.

Wearing my Indiana State shirt. Sycamores!


My mom is getting to experience the joys of being a Londoner – tubes packed with rowdy football fans.


Sunday roast at The Alexandra in Wimbledon, my favorite pub.


Today we’re taking a tour of Benjamin Franklin’s house near Trafalgar Square – it’s the world’s only surviving Franklin home!

Wednesday we’re off to Rome!!