By the time we arrived in London (having stopped briefly in Windsor enroute from the Lake District), my codependent relationship with my camera had evaporated. Maybe it was because I have been to London so many times before or that I was exhausted after three and a half weeks of photographing everything I saw. Regardless, there were not a lot of photos taken in London (and even fewer in Windsor, which is why I’ve skipped talking about it altogether) but that does not mean I did not have a wonderful and very busy time.
We were in London for four days and, though not as ambitious as on previous trips, still managed to fit a lot in. I bought lots of books, saw one of my best friends who is the process of moving to London for work, finally visited Westminster Abbey, explored the Tate Britain, browsed along Oxford Street, wandered through beautiful parks and neighbourhoods, and saw a fabulous musical.
But, let us be honest, the real highlight of my time in London was getting to meet Rachel. After three and a half years of online friendship, we finally got to met in person. I have only met a handful of bloggers in real life (the others being Carolyn, Simon, and Darlene) and every encounter has been wonderful. It is so strange but delightful to be able to sit down with a person for the first time but already know them so well. Rachel and I had a very chatty dinner and then she took me to one of her favourite bookshops on Charing Cross Road. It was a great evening but the downside of getting on so well with someone is realising that you have to go back home and probably won’t see them again for years! Still, it was the perfect way to end an already eventful and memorable trip.