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Friday, April 4, 2014

I know it will take me absolutely forever to blog about our trip when we get back, so I'm trying to get a little bit in so it's not one overwhelming job. We are currently in Oxford, and I could stay here forever. Here are pictures from our first day in London. Don't worry. There will be more. (You were worried, right?)

So, I'm not sure if I have mentioned it before, but I gave up desserts for lent. I was rocking it. But, I knew that when we were on our trip, I wanted to be able to eat whatever I wanted. So, I'm taking a little fast-break. That's allowed, right? And what better way to break my dessert fast than with macarons from Ladurée? Anything else really is not doing macarons justice. It's like eating a bagel that's not from NJ. A non-NJ bagel is just circle bread. I don't eat circle bread. Ever. Anyway, my very favorite flavors are the rose petal and the Marie Antoinette. So good!

The London Underground. Ah, we missed you. On our trip last year, we got pretty comfortable with the tube system, and this time around it was a cinch. Feels like we never left. Wish we had never left. Never want to leave.

One of my favorite places to visit was the National Portrait Gallery. It was so nice to be able to go through and take our time without having to worry about chasing a toddler and pushing a stroller (at the SAME time.) You're not allowed to take any pictures inside, but I had to sneak this one. We loved seeing the wide variety of portraits, but the contemporary ones were my favorite. Anna Wintour's is simply fantastic. And, C and I agree that we liked Duchess Kate's portrait a lot better this time around.

Trafalgar Square. It was packed with people! I don't blame them because the weather was gorgeous! In our entire time in England last year, we saw the sun only a handful of times. So far, this trip the sun has come out every single day! And, no rain! So glad I decided to not bring a heavy coat to lug around.

Because we were only in London for the day (we head back again next week) we decided to just walk around and explore places that we never got to last year with the kids. These mews are in South Kensington, near Hyde Park. Absolutely gorgeous. I loved how each was a different color and I was hoping one of the owners would come out and ask us to move in. A girl could wish, right?

Oh, look. Who's that handsome guy?

So terribly cliche. Like taking a picture in the middle of Times Square. But, a must nonetheless.

We walked all over the places that day. Seriously, not having a stroller does wonders.

Sigh. And, I have so many more pictures. Feel free to stop reading my blog now.

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