Monday, April 2, 2012

Day 4

Went to Mystery Park yesterday.
The weather was glorious.
So warm and sunny.
Or at least warm compared to what it has been.
It hasn't rained once since I've been here, which is very unnatural apparently.
My friend and I just laid in the grass for a bit and soaked in the sunshine and fresh air.
As I laid there, with the wind playing with the hem of my dress and my fingers playing with the grass, I couldn't help but revel once again in the fact that I'm here. I still find it kind of crazy, even though I've been here almost a week. I've dreamed of traveling abroad for quite sometime and the fact that I've finally gotten to just seems a bit beyond me sometimes for some reason.
I'm not really sure why it's so hard so comprehend.
I get really excited about it at times and I get all silly thinking about it.
And then other times I almost feel like I've lived here for ages.
It's hard to explain.

Church was also really good. Had quite an interesting guest speaker and heard this song for the first time. Which I really liked.

Later in the evening we went to The Richmond Tavern (coincidentally named), which I really liked!
I wish we had places like it back home. I feel like we either have bars, or we have restaurants.
Or a combination of both.
This was a proper pub. Or at least I thought so. The locals might correct me, I don't have much/any experience with pubs so I'm probably wrong, but I liked it none the less.
It had a classier feel and was a brightly lit, clean and comfy. A place filled with people just having a good time. I feel like we don't really have many places like that.
Correct me if I'm wrong though, Richmonders!

Tried Marmite when we got home. A popular food over here. Or condiment... What have you.
It was interesting.
Tasted salty and kind of like bacon. I probably wouldn't eat it voluntarily, but I wouldn't complain too much if it was already on something someone gave me to eat.
Also tried Flapjack. Chocolate to be exact. Now that I loved. So scrumptious.

It's late and I'm off to bed. I've been so bad about going to bed at a good time. I really don't know if I'm tired from jet lag still or what but I haven't felt very rested the past few days.
Need to fix that.


  1. where is this park at?? it looks lovely:)

  2. you must have brought the sunshine over there with you:))

  3. Haha, it's really odd that all of the things that you find unsual are normal to me! Except the weather, now that is odd, sun in Engalnd? In March?! Unheard of!

    Pip x

  4. Oh man, my boyfriend LOVES Marmite. We found some at a grocery store in DC and he couldn't believe it! He used to live in London and has missed it so much.

    I tasted it and almost threw up instantly though, haha!

  5. I love the photo, such a pretty location! And I think marmite is one of those love hate things, I've never understood the love for it <3

  6. So awesome! I hope you're having a great trip. I'm jealous!

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