Sunday, January 27, 2013

I'm on an all carb diet...GOD, KAREN! YOU'RE SO STUPID.

The past few days have been a blur, but here's a summary in pictures.

London Bridge area on Thursday night with my internship.


You can touch these ones.

Glastonberry Abbey

Lazy Gecko Cafe in Glastonberry.

I'm now addicted to crumpets.

Wells Abbey

The cat was our guide.

Vicars Close: The oldest continuously inhabited street.

A wider look at the street.

After we checked into the hostel (which gave me very high expectations for future hostels), our flat mate Georgie's dad met up with us and we went to dinner, the pub below and explored Bath.
The Old Green Tree, pub in Bath.

Non-alcoholic shots.

Revolution, night club in Bath.

The Roman Baths

They told us not to touch the water. Guess what we did?

We made a wish.

Walking on water. Sort of.

Just chillin.

Sally Lunn Bun house.

Home of the famous Sally Lunn Bunn.

I'm sorry, there was so much we saw and I forget why this is important.

The Royal Crescent

Jacket. Potato.

A bigger look at Bath.
I'm so badass.
Majestic Stonehenge.
A night out at The Roxy back in London.

Sad news, a man committed suicide on our street this morning.

These prices are unreal. Best beigels ever.

We went to Avebury, Glastonberry Abbey, Wells, Bath and Stonehenge all in less than 48 hours.

I sustained myself with an all carb diet of crumpets, pasta, potatoes, scones and now beigels. Help me, they're delicious.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

BBC and celebrity sightings

So after a lovely Tuesday, my week keeps getting better and better. Yesterday morning my European Mass Media class took a field trip to the BBC Television Centre. It was especially cool we got to do this, because in the next few weeks, that building will be vacant, and BBC will be in another location. 

The tour was incredible. I learned so much. 

Did you know they paint the floor every time a show uses that particular studio? It's hand painted and cleaned off in the same day! 


Studio. Insane.

I got to do an interactive weather and newscast. It was so much fun. Hopefully they save those somewhere and they decide to hire me someday because I am amazing.

Wednesday night, we went out to dinner with our flat mate's stepdad to a restaurant on Earls Court. called Balans. We got a three course meal for only 

To start, I got bruschetta with wild mushrooms and a fried duck egg, beer battered haddock with chips and mushed peas for dinner and a bread and butter pudding with hot custard for desert. I decided to be really traditional, and even though some of it looks or sounds gross, it was not that bad! 

By the way, had a minor celebrity sighting at Balans! I've been shamefully watching the show Made in Chelsea on my Netflix UK account since I got here. Why? Because it's filmed all around my neighborhood in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. (I sound so cool that I live here.) I was panicking whether or not to go over and say hello to Cheska and Ollie from the show, but then my friends went over anyway! We all said hello and they were really nice! I'm glad we went over. 

Today, I saw John Lithgow on the Gloucester Road tube in passing. Tonight, I am going to my first event with my internship. Tomorrow, we go to Bath for two days.

Side note: Someday I will learn to effectively post pictures on here. I literally can't figure out how to make them look right.