April 28th, 2016

My default

London Day 6

We decided to stay in this morning and tackle a few chores like laundry. It is nice having a washer and dryer in the apartment, but I can’t believe the average cycle is an hour and a half. Ours takes 32 minutes and then another 35 to dry. We’ve had a dryer load in since ten and we’re still trying to get it dry. Now, granted it’s tee shirts, but it makes me miss my Maytags back home. Still, it’s better than going out to a laundromat and it does come with the apartment, so I shouldn’t be complaining and they did a lovely job.

I made some biscuits and gravy for breakfast. They don’t have solid shortening here and I used Atora beef suet. It was interesting and the biscuit came out tasty, but very tough on the bottom. Not sure what I did wrong, but they tasted great and that’s what counts in the end.
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What, Doctor

London –Day 7

It’s hard to believe that we have been here a week already! The time is speeding by, although Jeff admitted to me that his legs were starting to get tired. I’ve noticed that we aren’t jam packing quite as many things into the days. They still are full, but not as full. He also admitted that he didn’t think he’d do London on his own as part of the fun is sharing the experience. I know what he means. Being able to see something old through someone else’s eyes makes it brand new.

We woke this morning to a plugged toilet (yay – not). We did not have a plunger, so we improvised, but to no avail. TBG went down to the front desk and they gave him this tiny plunger. It didn’t work, so we had to wait for the maintenance worker to come on. Thankfully, that was just minutes away and within a half hour, it was all systems go again. You don’t realize how much you depend upon something like that until you don’t have it. It’s amazing how much more bright the sun is with a flush toilet.
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