Mind the gap ya’ll


I know, it’s been days and I have too much to say and very little time!
I have not even had time to write the postcards I bought. I will tomorrow on the train to Oxford hopefully.
I can’t believe my time in London will be done after tonight! We are planning a day trip back to see Parliament and the Proms and Buckingham Palace though.

So Sunday morning we visited two different Anglican churches, St. Martins (the oldest church in England still used) and Canterbury Cathedral. For you Episcopalians, one was “spoken” and the other was “sung”.  It was the epitome of “high church” in my short experience. I’m really glad I had my friend Jennifer there because she really enjoys being Anglican and the formality. I have been around so many people who are against it, or at least hesitant around it, because of the importance of ceremony and traditions that don’t mean much to some people. Though the two are pretty different now, it made me proud to be Methodist and to have such heritage in my spiritual background. The boys’ choir was amazing and rang throughout the Gothic cathedral just the way I imagined it would.

After church we walked around in Canterbury and left for London on the train. That night we walked around Parliament and Trafalgar Square, rode a carousel and attempted to ride the London Eye, but we had missed it by five minutes. We are going to try to go again tonight after high tea at the Wollsley (sp?).

Yesterday, (Monday), we started off at the British Museum. We had the best ham and cheese croissants for lunch, then went to the British Library where I spent our entire time in the archive room with the Magna Carta, Jane Austen, Shakespeare, the oldest known New Testament and other random important documents from throughout history. It was a highlight. J

After that we went to St. Paul’s Cathedral, but a much needed Starbucks stop made us too late to catch even five minutes of it before it closed. Jennifer and I headed up to Harrods to check it out before meeting back up with Micah at London Bridge station to eat at an Indian restaurant before our play at the Globe. It was a miracle we ever found Micah, there were so many people! Plus none of us had ever been there to know where a good meeting spot would be so we had to stand at the exits hoping she would see us and she wandered the exits for about 30 minutes before we actually saw each other because it was huge and so many people! Crazy scary.

We didn’t know where this restaurant was either and were unsuccessful at getting directions. We found it though, and it was closed due to problems in the kitchen. Already running late and very hungry, we found a Greek place near the Globe. Luckily I had remembered that there was a riverwalk. Jennifer and Micah introduced me to the world of hummus and a bunch of other things I don’t remember names for. It’s not my favorite, but I would eat it again if I was served it.

“As you like it” was great! It was the best performance of a non-musical type play I have ever seen.

Last night we came back and I tried to write my paper but didn’t finish. L

Time for Tea, more later!

 

Jenna


I know, it’s been days and I have too much to say and very little time!
I have not even had time to write the postcards I bought. I will tomorrow on the train to Oxford hopefully.
I can’t believe my time in London will be done after tonight! We are planning a day trip back to see Parliament and the Proms and Buckingham Palace though.

So Sunday morning we visited two different Anglican churches, St. Martins (the oldest church in England still used) and Canterbury Cathedral. For you Episcopalians,

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4 thoughts on “Mind the gap ya’ll

    • Re: Thanks! 😀
      aw yay, I’m glad someone is reading my poor little blog. It isn’t getting the attention I hoped I would be able to get it. But, school writing must come first right? haha 😉

  1. Re: Thanks! 😀
    aw yay, I’m glad someone is reading my poor little blog. It isn’t getting the attention I hoped I would be able to get it. But, school writing must come first right? haha 😉

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