Elated Eight:  Happy Birthday, Maddie!

Elated Eight: Happy Birthday, Maddie!

Dear Maddie, First, my apologies if this particular birthday letter is short on the funny, or heartfelt emotions, or you know, sense.  While it may be your birthday, I am not 100%, and it would appear that the common cold, as well as time, waits for no woman.  Sorry, dude.  I’m going to give it what(…)

Bermondsey Beer Mile: British Invasion, Day 5

Bermondsey Beer Mile: British Invasion, Day 5

Saturday was essentially what Gabbie likes to call as “stay-home day.”*  We weren’t going to hang out around the house, but we weren’t leaving Bermondsey, the little area of Southwark in which we were staying.  As ever, we’d done our pre-trip research**, so we knew that on Saturdays our little corner of London was home(…)

Churchill War Rooms: British Invasion, Day 4

Churchill War Rooms: British Invasion, Day 4

There was going to be a day when the jetlag and lack of sleep finally caught up, and well, this was it.  It was probably 10:30 before we actually got out the front door Friday morning, so some of the stuff we’d anticipated doing (meaning my big plan to visit the National Library, which only houses(…)

Tower of London: British Invasion, Day 3

Tower of London: British Invasion, Day 3

As Day 3 dawned, it was raining, but then, it was raining approximately 60% of the time we were over there, so…  We grabbed umbrellas, I looked at my flat-iron and laughed hysterically, and we set off across Tower Bridge.  (We made a quick stop at Fuckoffee for, well, coffee, but honestly, I found the(…)