I originally meant to make my next post back on Tuesday but we’ve had very bad luck with the internet since arriving in England.
Were do I start? We’ve seen so much in just a short time!
The flight over here was very tiring. Sleep just wasn’t possible and then when we arrived in Gatwick it was already morning so we couldn’t get a rest before starting our adventure! The first few days we visited Winston Churchill’s grave, Anne Hathaway’s cottage and the birthplace/grave of Shakespeare. What I really loved though were the castles! Unfortunately Kennelworth and Dover castle were closed but we still got to see Warwick!! Caitlin and I did the 534 steps through the towers of warwick. The spiral staircases made me very dizzy and by the time we were done my legs were shaking like mad! Tower if London was also very cool, though I wish we’d had more time to look around there. We got over an hour in the crown of jewels but only 45 minutes for everything else after that. Still got to see the armory and weapons exhibit but missed out on the torture chamber =(
Seems for a large part of this trip there has always been plenty of time for shopping but not for actually seeing things….
One of the Towers of the castle looks identical to one seen in one of my favorite shows Merlin. I haven’t been able to confirm it or not, but there was a really nice Merlin attraction there(and like any other fangirl I got Merlin t-shirts and a Kilgharrah figurine =D ).
Lots of what we’ve seen have been guided tours of Cathedrals/Churches and hospitals. The tours were nice and the guides were very knowledgeable but the constant barrage of anglo-saxxon christiantiy gets very tiring if you’re the non-religious type…..
Through our stay here we’ve seen 4 plays, Merry Wives of Windsor, The Magistrate, Privates on Parade, and Kiss me Kate. Merry Wives of Windsor was a hilarious comedy though a tad hard to understand with the Shakespearean english. The Magistrate was even better. The acting was great and the songs are still stuck in my head! Privates on Parade was a sad let down. I was expecting a funny musical comedy but the plot was weak, the flow was horrible, and there was a complete lack of warning on the full frontal male nudity(needless to say I spent most of the play staring at what was now a very lovely floor wanting to throw up). Kiss Me Kate was by far my favorite and I would love to go see it a second time. Every actor was phenomenal the dancing was great. A good number of had front row seats and were laughing the entire time!!
Our stay here is now quickly coming to close. It’s been very cold, wet, and snowy the past few days. I’m hoping our trip to Paris won’t be delayed or canceled! Monday’s the London Eye and Tuesday we head for home!!Been having a really great time though I can easily say now that I am looking forward to going home to my own bed, good internet, and flushing toilets!!