Monday, April 4, 2011
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
From Madrid the flight was another 2 ½ hours but still it was broken up nicely so they seemed to go by really fast. Once we landed we found a cab and got on the road to the hotel. We were expecting the islands to be a lot like Hawaii, but they weren’t. The scenery of the inland is a lot like Vegas, so a desert.
We were ok with this since we were going to spend most of our time on the beach or at our hotel pool anyways. Once at the hotel we changed into our bathing suits and went to the pool. We had to get our pool chairs because once we had seats they were ours and no one could use them. We got drinks at the pool bar since they were free and just got some sun till we went up and got ready for dinner. After dinner we went for a walk along the boardwalk and then along the beach on the way back to the hotel.
Wednesday we went to a water park just to have some fun and not just lay by the pool or on the beach. After lunch we took pictures with Sea Lions, which was the highlight of my day.
We headed back to the hotel so we had time to get ready for Spanish Night. Apparently from Wednesday thru Saturday they do themed dinner nights. It was a nice change of pace from the regular buffet. We ended up sitting at a table of British people. None of them knew each other but we all became good friends. We shut the restaurant down and when we moved to the bar we also shut them down because we were having such a good time getting to know each other.
We went back to the hotel and then went and spent the rest of time till dinner on the beach just soaking up our last full day there. We were very excited for dinner because it was Mexican night and we had friends we were meeting. To get into the restaurant we had to take shots of tequila and that was the beginning of the end. Our table of eight ended up going through a bottle of tequila and countless lemons.
After dinner we moved to the bar and then headed up to bed. Friday morning we woke up earlier than usual to pack and get everything situated. Then we did the airport routine. Once back in London we had to go through customs. This was a bit of an issue for me because I didn’t bring my visa along, just my passport. We were held for a little while, until they believed me and let us through and told me to never do it again. I will now always remember to travel with both of my passports.
Friday, July 30, 2010
At around midnight Rob and I and some of the group headed to a club called Fabric. Not really our scene but if they had different music it would have been an amazing club. There were about 5 different dance floors and tons of places for people to just hang out. The drinks were expensive and it was strictly techno music.
(Us by the end of the night)
After going to the Tower of London and seeing the Fit for a King exhibit. At this exhibit there were hundreds of years worth of armor, so it was fun for me because it is a part of clothing history but it was fun for Rob and Ben because it was armor.
(Ben next to the biggest armor ever made)
After all of that we went to lunch at Chipotle, which they have just opened in London and it is one of Rob’s favorite places to eat so he was very excited. From there we ran to school so I could drop off some documents and then we went to Oxford St. to do some shopping. We ended up eating dinner down there also at a place called Ping Pong. It is a like a Chinese Tapas place and amazing. We took one of the last trains back home and it was a very long day but tons of fun.
Sunday, July 4, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
We finally settled on a little seaside café and ate lunch. It was here that I tried fish and chips for the first time since we have moved over here. After lunch we found a spot on the beach (which is not sand but tons of little rocks and seashells). When we first got there the tide was out which was a little depressing but we did get to see it come in which was very cool. While laying out Rob kept making fun of all the little kids whining that their feet hurt when walking to the water. When the tide finally came in we decided to walk to the water and we finally knew how all the little kids felt.
Those little rock hurt so bad. Before we headed home, we bought some freshly made sugar doughnuts, which were delicious. The next day we headed to base to shower and do some grocery shopping. We also stopped and bought some patio furniture and we love using it.
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Sorry it has taken me so long to update with this very important news but we have been kind of busy… yes I said we. Rob got home on Thursday and like I said we have been busy. The weather has been gorgeous here the past couple of days, so we headed to the beach on Friday and yesterday we grilled out and did yard work. I will update with more details of what is going on, on this side of the world soon but I just wanted to let everyone know that he is home and safe.
Sunday, May 30, 2010
(The Venue: One Marylebone)
Once inside Kelsey (my roommate) and I did some stuff to help out the Fashion Marketing Exhibition area of the show. Basically what happens at the show is there is a fashion show for the design students but there is also a hub exhibition, which is where all the marketing kids show their work. I will explain this more when I get to this area in school and it isn’t that far away. At 10 I had to go backstage and get briefed on being a dresser. Being a dresser is really fun/hectic/nerve wracking/exciting. The whole show kind of relies on you because if the model isn’t dressed she can’t walk or if she has the wrong outfit on the whole show will be set up wrong. It is really fast paced but it is a lot of fun and it was a great experience. I am hoping to volunteer to dress for London Fashion Week this fall but we will see. Instead of just putting up tons of pictures of the show I figured I’d show you the video. If you have a half hour it is a really good show. The model that I dressed is the red-haired one.