The Wheel In the Sky Keeps on Turning

Woah, check it, two post-one week, must be a record. On top of that the first post was updated. What?! Craziness yo.

So I'm just sitting here in my room, fresh out of the shower, rocking some Journey and figured I might as well post some pictures from Monday and today. Why the hell not, right? Right.

So first up ladies and gents is a round'o'photos from a little pub in Highbury called The Library (FYI, this is apparently a very popular pub name, as since then I've seen like two others with the same name). We went for a free acoustic set of some music, which turned out to be very cool and low key. I can't claim credit for most of these photos, as Dana took the majority of them with my camera, but enjoy.

Can you spot which hand is mine? Your hint, only one is mine cause I took the picture.

Dana's sweet shot of our drinks of the evening.

I don't know what his name was, but he was good.

So this dude passed me the golden egg. It's a shaker. I found out I have no rhythm and passed it on to Dana very quickly. :)

This dude, yeah, he was good too, his name you ask? No idea.

The next photos are from a city walk today around South Kensington including some museums.

Just a cool old door on an old church.

The Royal Albert Concert Hall.

Me being superbly excited at the Natural History Museum going up an escalator that, no joke, went through the earth. (Ok fine it was a giant metal replica of the globe, but STILL!)

The Victoria & Albert Museum. Awesome.

Sweet chandelier-thing in the entrance of the V & A Museum.
Go Aubrey, go! Jump on that 18th Century bed. :)
So awesome.

Silver and stained glass

I swear he was eyeballing me. Swear.

I definitely have to go back to the Natural History Museum and the Science Museum that was next door that we didn't go in. But this Bill Nye the Science Guy Nerd will be attending those most likely on her own then, so I can play without boring all the non-nerds that would go with me. :D

What does tomorrow hold you ask? No clue. Best bet is some homework as I'm out of town again this weekend. Off to Oxford, Bath, Lacock, Cotswold and Stonehenge. Huzzah!

Ok, Journey's over, I'm out. Cheers ya'll!


UPDATED: Do Scottish men where anything under those kilts?

UPDATE: The unknown castle has been named, the Inverness Castle, let's all give the man named David a big high-five for his help with that one.

Alas, I have gone and returned from the land of Tartan (plaid) and Haggis (which I did not eat but tried the tiniest bite of Alexis' and it was the most disgusting thing I've ever tasted and if you don't know what Haggis is google it b/c I don't think I can stomach explaining it). Anywho's, Scotland in a nutshell = AMAZING. I fell in love with that place the moment I stepped off the train. It is so beautiful, especially the Highlands. Beautiful as in "No words can describe the breathtaking amazingness of it so beautiful must suffice" kind of beauty. All of the Lochs (lakes) are gorgeous and I had no idea Loch Ness was so HUGE! Really ginormous.

So I ran around the city, around some castle ruins, around an intact castle, visited a pub, listened to a Scottish rock band at said pub and had a great time! A good time in fact, that I almost missed out on.

Witness this photo below:

This is Alexis and I on our train that departed from Kings Cross at 6:15 AM! Yup, so we had to be there at 5:45 AM! No biggie, eh? Wrong. Worst. Morning. Ever. I set my alarm the night before but this genius forgot to turn the damn thing on! So I roll over in the morning, stretch, and glance at the clock to see how much longer I can snooze and just about have a coronary when the clock flashes all evil-like at me that it's 4:55 am. Yeah, awesome. So I shoot out of bed, throw on some clothes, shove the last minute things in my bag, swallow a bowl of cereal and am out of the door by 5:20 to make my hike up to the tube station. I'm huffin' and puffin' and get to the tube station only to realize my station doesn't open until just before 6. Well crap, so then I had to run down the road to Kings Cross, and at this point it was just after 5:30 and I was going to be so pissed if I missed my train. Needless to say, I arrived at Kings Cross in time, sweaty as a mo' fo' and seriously cranky. But it was all worth it b/c it was awesome. So much so I'm planning to go back at the end of March w/ some friends!

I took a ton of photos, but here are a smattering of them below:
English Countryside out the train window.

Our tour guide on our initial bus tour of the city. Awesome.
Inside a beautiful old cathedral that is in the process of being restored.
The band we saw. I could have listened to the chatter on the mic all night!

The next batch are from my tour of the highlands. Gorgeous, breathtaking, and really windy! We saw like 3 different rainbows!

Told you it was windy!
This my friends, is a free shot of Whiskey at a tourist stop along our tour. How cool is that!?

A fairy bridge! No joke, that's what it is.
Loch Ness! Can you see nessie?
The ruins of Urquhart Castle.

Loch Ness from the ruins. Did you spot nessie yet??

Here she is!
yet another scottish castle, no idea what one.
Us being sad that our bus was broken. We lost all gumption and were going up hills at like 10 mph. No bueno. Needless to say we met up w/ another coach and switched.

These photos are from the Edinburgh Castle!

View of Edinburgh from the Castle on the Rock.
Now just imagine you're a gunman defending the castle!
Trapped in the prisoners barracks in the castle!

View down The Royal Mile, with Edinburgh Castle on one end and Holyrood Palace on the other.

Holyrood Palace

And that's all folks! Hope you enjoyed the ol' photos. I'm off to pass out because after 3 days of running around the Scottish countryside followed by 2 days chalk full of mind-numbing classes... I'm freaking pooped.

Plus I'm going shopping tomorrow and really we all know I need to preserve my energy for the elbowing and shoving that comes w/ bargain buys. :)


Ob la di, Ob la da

Hey, hi, and hello. I tried posting these yesterday but my freaking internet would not upload the photos, and really, what would be the point then! Not too much going on so far this week, with school being Monday and Tuesday, but yesterday Alexis and I made another Dr. Who pilgrimage to see one of the last remaining Police Boxes, or Tardis (for fans of the Doctor)!, in London.

I'm not quite sure why I look slightly special in this picture, but it's no matter, I was excited. We walked off the tube and BAM, there it was. Awesome. I wanted to go in... but damn it was locked.

Since our pilgrimage really didn't take that long, and only required us to sit on the same tube (no transfers even, pfff) for 15 minutes, we decided to hang out in the Earl's Court area at this cute little cafe, have a latte and a delicious croissant. Mmmmmm.

And we did, you may have guessed it, another city walk! This one went up Primrose Hill and around the Primrose area. Absolutely gorgeous and clearly where lots of wealthy old people live. Aka: I totally want to live there! :)

There was the cutest little used bookstore!
Excitement made tangible! hahah

Apparently I own a clothing store, sweet.

Wow, looking normal in Primrose Hill....

hahah, that's more like it!

View of the city (including the zoo!) from atop Primrose Hill.

Some of those awesome houses.

The end of this walk led us to drumroll please... Abbey Road!

What is that you may say? Think back to the Beatles, the Abbey Road album, the cover where they walk across the street? Now look at my sad, solo rendition.

HAHAHA, I was busy trying not to die, seriously. This road was so busy. But yes, this is where they snapped that oh-so-famous picture. AWESOME!

Ok, off to start my day (god I love sleeping in!) Peace out!