It is always hard to say good bye and I find that as time goes by it never gets easier up rather just takes on a different feeling. Now, I feel that I have a lot more control over my good byes than I have had in the past. Maybe because I am now in a place that after I say good bye, if I want to go back, I can and I control that a lot more. In any event, I truly love London - the energy, the feel, the looks, the shops, the great places to eat and just all the architecture. And it helps that I have friends there that are always more than willing to either house me or entertain me - not that I need much entertaining. I am sure that there will be a London trip or two in 2012, either as a stand alone getaway or as a passing through stop.
Last night I was on my own for supper as Tylor, my friend that I was staying with had to go to Scotland for work today, so he left in the afternoon. I got home from shopping around 7ish - I am becoming very comfortable with certain parts of London, including where he is living now so I ventured out to see if I could find something to eat. Needless to say I couldn't find anywhere that was open for supper other than a Pret Manger, so I ended up dropping in to the Sainsbury (like Safeways) which also happens to be a packaged food Mecca. My body was in a definite need for some vegetables after al of the rich foods and drinking of the past few days, so I bought some along with some hummus and attempted to figure out the TV. It took a couple of texts but I eventually figured out how to turn it on and got to a channel that had something that I enjoyed, and that was that! Overall a quiet night in.
Now in case you are wondering I am leaving on my next vacation in just over 5 weeks. I am going to spend Christmas in Hawaii - The Big Island, with my parents. After that, I have no other trips planned for a long while :-(. Gotta definitely change that. . .will keep my eyes open for a seat sale and am open to suggestions. There is a good chance that I will be going to TO in March and if that happens, I will most likely use the opportunity to head to the Caribbean, there are a bunch of places I haven't been to there yet but hey, who knows!