London! Halfway there…

A quick stop to send a few emails and a few photos.

my costa coffee

The overwhelmingness of being in London is crazy.  Luke and I came here for our honeymoon six years ago.  We got married in December, so everything was decorated for Christmas.  And now, everything is decorated once more.  There’s snowflakes on the windows and a chill in the air and everything is peppermint and caramel and chocolate.

Cars drive the wrong way here.  But it’s amazing how easy it is to slip back into UK-isms.  I asked for soya milk without even thinking about it.  I will admit I looked the wrong way before running across the street, but I caught myself before causing massive damage.  I got to the trains and through Paddington Station in the blink of an eye.  But just when I thought I’d stepped away from LA for a few weeks…

You can take the girl out of LA, but you can’t take LA out of the girl…”

At customs in Heathrow, the guard noticed I had ‘television’ in my job description.  He asked if I worked on a show.  I told him I work on ALPHAS, and the guard from the other side of the cubicle came jumped over.  ”OH MY GOODNESS!!!!!  I love love love that show.  That David Strathairn is something else!  I can’t believe you work on that show. It just started here again, and I’m so excited.”  She shook my hand, wished me well, and I went on my way.  As I walked away, this lovely lady turned back to my original border guard.  ”You’ve got to watch it.  It’s brilliant.”  I laughed so hard, and I love that I made a new friend in London.

But back to London…

I long to live in the UK, even for a short amount of time.  I love it here.  My heart is so full right now.

The city, the atmosphere, the art, the creativity here.  I love it.  South Africa is just a few hours away, and I am beyond excited.

Love you all!  More updates coming at some point… I’m off to find an art store before I leave London.

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