London: Days 7 and 8

Day 7 consisted of shopping and walking around Notting Hill, dinner at Cafe Rouge and a Jack the Ripper tour (Scary! And long!). And day 8 was one of my favorite days (and my last :(). It consisted of a lovely trip to Stonehenge and Bath with dinner at the Firehouse Rotisserie in Bath. So amazing!

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Sadly, that’s all for my London recap. It was one of the best trips ever. I feel so lucky and blessed I got to experience it all, so a big thank you to my Mom and Dad for letting me do that! It was so nice to get to spend alone time with them – doesn’t happen very often in such a big family. So here’s to an absolutely wonderful trip and an experience of a lifetime! Cheers and cheerio!


London: Day 6

Day 6 consisted of Kelly’s first day in London, the British Museum and the Rosetta Stone. We also had a lovely dinner together and got to see We Will Rock You, based on the music of Queen (one of my favorite bands ever). The storyline was kind of weird, but the music more than made up for that. I’m so glad we got to see two great shows while I was in London!

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Days 7 and 8 tomorrow. Cheerio!

London: Day 2

Our second day is London was packed with loads of great things! We headed to Camden (a borough of London) to check out their famous open market — there was a lot to buy, although I only left with a necklace (I was good!). Camden is a very eclectic and diverse area. I spotted a lot of hipsters — apparently, there’s a huge music scene there which you could totally tell by the looks of people. Amy Winehouse grew up in Camden, singer Morrissey lived there in the 90’s and it’s where Orlando Bloom has his London home. I guess now is the part of the story where I tell you I had a fabulous dinner and a crazy night out with Amy Winehouse, Morrisey and Orlando Bloom. It was awesome!

…That didn’t happen, but I would definitely be cooler if it did.

After Camden we walked around Islington for a bit, which is a cute little town. We popped into a pub for a quick drink, then headed to church. Nothing like a pint before praising the Lord…

Afterward, we met Brian (a guy my dad works with) and his wife for dinner at a lovely restaurant called Ffiona’s (Welsh spelling the owner told us). I got the vegetable soup to start, then venison with potatoes for dinner (Colin really is rubbing off on me) and enjoyed lots of prosseco throughout the night. It was delicious! The service was amazing and the whole evening was just so enjoyable. I highly suggest Ffiona’s if you ever find yourself in the area. Check them out on Facebook and Twitter.

Figured I would try out a slide show today:

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Day 3 coming soon…Cheerio!

London: Day 1

I just got back from London yesterday (I already miss being on vacation big time). It was amazing! Not only was it great to spend some quality time with me mum and pops, it was also awesome to go explore a new city. We walked and walked and walked and saw all the sights. I loved it all. London is a very cool city!

I took lots of photos while I was there, so I figured I would share them here on the craic. On our first day, my dad picked up my mom and I and we headed to their ‘flat’. We were Exhausted with a capital E, so we took a long nap. Afterward, we headed to their discounted tickets booth and grabbed some tickets to see Blood Brothers at the Phoenix Theatre (but before the show we ate a delicious meal at Melanie’s). It was sooo good! Great acting, fabulous music, entertaining, etc. — we were singing the songs like fools our whole walk home. I highly recommend checking it out if you ever find yourself in London’s West End.

We also strolled through Covent Garden, which really reminds me of Faneuil Hall!

(*Sidenote: My cousin Bernard played percussion for Blood Brothers in London for a couple of years when it first started! Very cool!)

Day 2 coming tomorrow. Cheerio for now!

It’s been a while, hasn’t it?

I’m not going to sit here and complain about how busy life is these days. About how much I work, how consumed I can get with work, how many other things I seem to always have to take care of outside of work, how I don’t have time or energy to seem to get myself to the gym, how I usually average eating dinner between the hours of 8-9pm, how I never have time to blog, how run down I’ve been feeling overall.

I’m not going to do that, because today was a beautiful, beautiful day. I made myself delicious huevos rancheros for breakfast, got stuff done around my apartment, I let myself relax and watch a movie – and not feel guilty about being inside, relaxing and watching a movie on a lovely day – because I then went outside for a run. A run that made me feel good about myself. I got to hang with Meg and Matt and one of my favorite pups in the world, Lady – and now I’m heading back home to get ready for a fundraiser at Bellesini Academy tonight (where Meg works) and my parents are on their way here to come with us! Should be fun. :)

Things get so busy in everyone’s lives. There is always something to get done. When you finally have some free time, you pressure yourself to make the most out of it – to be productive – to organize, to clean, to work out, to get more work done. Sometimes I get overwhelmed with everything going on around me, I just have to remember to stop. and appreciate everything. Days like today remind me to do that.

In other news: I turned 25. I purchased my wedding gown! (Absolutely in love with it). And my mom and pops gave me a trip to London for my birthday, I’m going at the end of May and I am so excited I can’t even put it into words.

That’s all for now. Hope you’re having a happy Saturday!