11 December 2009

nothing lasts forever.

well my time in London has quickly come to a close and I can't hardly believe it. When I first arrived in this city, I thought my time here would last forever. I couldn't quite comprehend three and a half months but now that it's over I realize how quickly time has flown and I am sad to see it go.

The past couple weeks in London have been a whirlwind. I arrived home from Provo just in time to begin studying for finals. Although jet lag and the flu got the best of me for a while I made it through and tried to enjoy the last of London as much as possible. 

In between completing assignments and preparing for tests I found time to do all the last minute shopping my wallet could afford. I stormed down Oxford Street, fought the crowds at Portobello Market, laughed at the neon outfitted limbo man in Covent Garden, smelled the incandescent aromas of Lush Cosmetics, braved the Primark line, walked the halls of Hitler's beloved Whitley's, drooled over the stationary in paperchase and all the clothes in my favorite clothing stores and spent almost every last pence i had. 

I also rocked out to Queen in the West End musical We Will Rock You, went Ice Skating in Sommerset House underneath the Tiffany's decorated christmas tree, ate at Nando's as much as possible, indulged in my favorite treats also as much as possible, and walked down all my favorite streets for some final memories.

My last day in London was full of final tourist activities around the city. We sat on top of a royal red double decker for the last time, watched the changing of the guards for my favorite lady queen elizabeth, said loving farewells to my architectural boyfriend big ben, climbed the lions in trafalgar square, enjoyed the Norwegian's evergreen gift to London, and many other london-exclusive events.

After a packing frenzy and a tornado like mess all over the centre, a sleepless night, and a long day full of travel I made it back to the states safe and sound. I'm absolutely exhausted and extremely crazy but it feels good to be home.

i love you london and i will miss you forever. but after all, there's no place like home.

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