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London, Day 2
January 30, 2011, 4:59 pm
Filed under: travel

We didn’t have any work to do today for work, so we did a little sight seeing.  Debbie, my boss slept in, so her son and son’s fiance and I went for the famous square mile walking tour of London at 10:30am.  The “tube” station outside our apartment was closed so we had to quickly navigate the bus and tube maps.  I was well rested after 10 hours of sleep, thank goodness.  We ran into Big Ben, which is absolutely gorgeous, see below.  The two hour walking tour gave us tons of information about the buildings and history within the true London square mile.  See if you can spot the picture below where “Harry Potter” was filmed.

We headed to the British Museum after the tour for lunch at the cafe inside and about an hour and a half of a quick museum tour.  I saw some awesome art and am so happy that I had a chance to see the museum.  The Rosetta Stone!  A statue from Easter Island!  Items from The Parthenon!  So many great pieces….

We headed back to the apartment to get ready to head out to check out the Savoy, a hotel that just reopened recently that Through The Looking Glass used to use back in the day before it closed for 3 years.  It was beautiful and I am sure that we will head back with future antique tour trips.  The bar room pictured below from the Savoy is the room that BBC first aired from.  Pretty coo, huh?

We headed to dinner at Rules, London’s oldest restaurant for dinner.  Very cozy.  I had a ribeye and “chips”.  Yummy.

Another great day with lots of adventures.  Tomorrow we head out to the Cotswolds to check out some more hotels and antique stores…

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A Full First Day In England…
January 29, 2011, 2:15 pm
Filed under: travel

For those of you who don’t know, I traveling to London for work (Through The Looking Glass) with my boss, her son and his new fiance.  We are checking out new hotels, antique shops and doing a little sight seeing too 🙂

After our 7 hour flight and only 4 hours of sleep…we were picked up at the airport in London by Peter, Debbie’s friend and associate from London.  We headed to Arundel, West Suxxex to check out a couple of hotels.  They were not great so I won’t mention them, but we did get to see the awesome town which has a castle sitting right in the middle of it.  We had a very early breakfast (our bodies thought it was a midnight snack) in a cute little coffee shop, Grounds and enjoyed some delicious coffee and croissants.  We also popped into one of Debbie’s favorite antique shops, Spencer Swaffer Antiques, which had some awesome pieces.

After that we headed to Chichester to check out a couple of more hotels.  One we found, The Ship Hotel, we will totally use for future trips.  It was a great find!  A two hour drive later we arrived at the flat in London at Sloan Square.  It is awesome!

We enjoyed lunch at Chelsea Brasserie, where I enjoyed some white bean soup, which was delicious and some wild boar pasta dish that was okay.  We headed to Portobello Road for the Saturday market.  It was crazy crowded and very entertaining.  We headed to the grocery store before heading back to apartment for some rest, relaxation and a little blogging 🙂

Enjoy the pictures.  (click each to enlarge)



Our Wedding Is Featured In Charlotte’s Premier Bride Magazine!
January 27, 2011, 10:11 am
Filed under: Uncategorized

You can view the full online magazine here:  http://issuu.com/premierbridemagazine/docs/charlottepb2011?mode=embed&layout=http%3A%2F%2Fskin.issuu.com%2Fv%2Flight%2Flayout.xml&showFlipBtn=true

Our story is on page 20. Click image below to enlarge.



New Songs For The Week
January 19, 2011, 9:22 pm
Filed under: song favs

Here are some of my current favorites…

“Consequence” – The Notwist

“The Hop” – Radio Citizen featuring Bajika

“Shake Me Down” – Cage The Elephant

“Hand Covers Bruise” – Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross

 



Breakfast On The Go
January 19, 2011, 9:07 pm
Filed under: recipes

This is a great, very healthy breakfast recipe that is easy to make and freeze for future mornings.  I baked these the other week, froze them and then every morning would pop a couple into the microwave for a minute  for breakfast.  These crustless quiches are only 77 calories each, but with 9 grams of protein!

VEGETABLE QUICHE CUPS

INGREDIENTS

1 10-ounce package frozen chopped spinach
1 cup liquid egg substitute
3/4 cup reduced-fat shredded cheese
1/4 cup diced peppers (I used poblanos)
1/4 cup diced onions
3 drops hot-pepper sauce (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 350F. Microwave the spinach for 2 1/2 minutes on high. Drain excess liquid.

2. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with foil baking cups. Spray the cups with cooking spray.

3. Combine the egg substitute, cheese, peppers, onions, and spinach in a bowl. Mix well. Divide evenly among the muffin cups. Bake at 350F for 20 minutes, until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.

Makes 12 individual quiches.



Great Gift Idea
January 2, 2011, 8:37 pm
Filed under: product favs

globalgiving.org

This is a great gift idea, especially for that hard to shop person.  I gave a couple of these away for Christmas.

How Global Giving Works.  Global Giving connects you to over 1,000 pre-screened grassroots charity projects around the world.  It’s an efficient, transparent way to make an impact with your giving.



Baby Sophie
January 2, 2011, 8:10 pm
Filed under: photos

One of my best friends, Blair just had a baby on December 2nd.  I got to visit her for the first time earlier this week. I was sick with pneumonia and had to stay away for a while and then the Christmas travel began, so I was a bit delayed in getting to meet her.  She is the sweetest thing and oh so very tiny (a little over 5lbs now) since she was born a month early.  Here are some precious pictures I took the other day…