If we were having coffee, I would tell you how I had a great five days in England and that summer has arrived in Finland. I would also hope that we would be drinking coffee from Patisserie Valerie because that is where I found the best lattes in London!
Last Friday, I left for London very early in the morning. I had so much planned for my visit and actually only missed one sight I had in my itinerary. And that wasn’t because I didn’t have time but meeting a friend is absolutely more important than any sight out there. Which means I’m a super good planner, hey! I was very happy to hang out with my dear friend from our days in Kuala Lumpur for great food and some sights. We even tried hanging around a pub like all the Brits seem to enjoy doing!
I am the sort of traveller who likes to make (almost) minute timetables and see as much as possible. But, I also need good food and coffee breaks in between. The super efficient kind of travel is best done alone, although I do have a friend in San Francisco who matched my travel style perfectly when we visited Istanbul together.
Next time I visit London, I will see a musical. Most likely Book of Mormon – the last minute tickets were over 50 pounds! As I had all kind of things planned anyway, I gave it a pass.
Cambridge on the other hand was much more relaxed, as I was staying with a friend and trusted her and her husband to be my tour guides. Look at what was waiting for me in “my” room! I loved the duvet covers so much that I bought some for my children as presents.
I really didn’t have any other wishes for Cambridge than hanging out with my friend and her six month old daughter Baby P and of course seeing some of the colleges. And colleges I did see!
I was very excited to be visiting England at a time that the cherry blossoms were blooming. I had to take a photo of every house in front of which or park where I could see them. I really had quite an obsession that I must see them this year, so that wish was granted.
When I came back home, I was surprised to hear that the weather had been amazing. Better than in England! I was glad to be able to enjoy it too, as the rest of the week turned out to be sunny and summery as well. Which was great as we had another session with our sailing teacher on Wednesday. I was feeling very tired and cranky when our lesson started, as I’d only slept five hours due to arriving from London at midnight. But I am happy to report, that once we started getting the boat ready for take-off, my spirits lifted and the evening turned out to be great.
Thursday was luckily a public holiday (Ascension Day), so I got to finally catch up on my sleep. Hubby and I spent the day biking – my favourite place in Espoo to do that is to go along the official shore route. It’s very pretty and there are nice seaside restaurants on the way.
How was your week? Have you been to London and/or Cambridge? What did you enjoy there best?
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