I am really awful at bloging. I know that it has been over 2 weeks since I have written and there is just too much that has happened. There is no way that I will be able to tell you about everything. I will say that I love feeling like a Londoner. I went on the tube all by myself and only went the wrong direction once! I have started to really dislike tourists. They are so loud and they take pictures of everything. And yet I am one of them half the time… oops. I love just acting like I belong here.
I have been to Portabello Road twice now and let me tell you it is crazy! There is so much there and the road goes on forever. I have gotten some really fun stuff and I love bartering with the people. I even get flattered every once in a while and even though I know they are just doing it to get a sale I enjoy it. The other place that is trouble for me is a place called Primark. It has lots and lots of very cute clothes for very very cheap. I got a pair of shoes for 2 pounds, tights for 1 pound, a sweater for 3 pounds, a shirt for 2 pounds, and a really good white camisole for a pound 50. I got lots of other stuff too and it was all really cheap. The cool thing is that it isn’t like it is really poorly made or will fall apart the first time you wear it. It is all really cute and nice. I have found a weakness and I am no longer allowed to go into that store.
I went to the London temple and it is the most beautiful place that I have ever been. The grounds are huge! There are over 30 acres and it is all this wild looking woodland with benches and flowers. There is even a beautiful pond and stream with a footbridge. It is tamed and yet it seems to have a wild kind of beauty. I could have stayed there forever. I loved just sitting on a bench and enjoying the fresh country air and feeling the spirit of the place and feeling like it looked more at the natural beauty of God than the contrived beauty of man.
I wish that I could just wrap up every minute and show it to you all. I think that is one of the reasons I have such a hard time writing about it. I feel like there just aren’t words to describe it properly. Just know that this is amazing and I’m so glad that I am here and I feel so blessed to have this experience.