Reading about St. Augustine and Bede is almost made enjoyable while sitting inside our beautiful Knotting Hill mansion and listening to the London rain. Rain Gods, please send a storm our way during finals time... that's about the only way homework will seem somewhat enticing while living in this breathtaking city!
We had our first dreary/rainy day yesterday (notice the sky in the picture), and I have to admit that I loved it! I am sure that in a few weeks I will deny having ever said this, but for now it is fabulous. I am a big fan of rain and fall clothes so it is perfect. It hasn't been too cold, which is nice, but it makes bundling up under a nice, soft blanket even better!
For our drizzly day adventure we decided to go see Big Ben and the London Eye (we're planning to ride it soon!). Big Ben was beautiful, and in true American tourist fashion, we spent about 20 minutes climbing on things to take pictures. I am beginning to understand why other countries find Americans obnoxious. But standing on top of a fence to climb onto a lamp post, cramming 8 girls into a telephone booth, and jumping in front of a national monument just makes a picture so much better... doesn't it? Pictures will be up soon.
The tube was on strike today so we stayed inside. I got laundry done, took a nap, did some homework, and we all watched Knotting Hill.
More to come!