On the Other Side of the Pond…

We arrived in London, safe and sound, at about 3:20 am Houston time. I have never flown business first class before, but damn – did that ever make the flight over a lot better! We had a fantastic dinner with several courses, finished off right with Blue Bell ice cream sundaes for desert. We were treated like royalty; I’m sure that the fact that I wore my tiara on to the plane helped, don’t you think?

After arriving at Gatwick, we took the train in to London Victoria station, which I didn’t discover until later is right around the corner from Buckingham palace. After arriving at the station, we took a cab to our hotel. When they checked us in, they upgraded us to a king suite. (I’m sure the tiara helped, but we had called ahead to ask about early check-in and told them at that time that we are here on our honeymoon.) The hotel itself is small, but so far the service is fantastic. Our room is nice, the decor is excellent, and it is located close to many things.

It is strange to feel like it’s 10:00 for me, when in fact it’s 4:00 in the afternoon here. It is interesting to see how different people dress here. I told Mike earlier that it feels like a mix of Boston and Germany. The houses and buildings remind me of Boston, but the strange road signs keep throwing me off. And you must remember to look right and then left when crossing a street – not left and right like you are used to doing. Fortunately, they painted instructions for us on some of the streets here in Kensington – maybe by the time I get to the more major streets I will remember.

We left behind 94 degree weather with a 104 degree heat index and no sign of rain at all. We landed to overcast weather that was 55 degrees when we hit the ground and it’s raining. It’s not the rain I am used to though. In Houston, the rain can hurt you, it’s so hard. Here it is a misty rain – like someone is spritzing you with a water bottle. No umbrella needed, a nice change. They say it should be sunny tomorrow and Thursday, which will be nice.

Off to Harrod’s and around Kensington for today. I think that we are going to keep it low key as we recover from our overnight flight. I’m posting from an Internet cafe right now, but hopefully I will be able to use my laptop at some time so I can post photos. For now, if you need an image – just think that it’s beautiful and wonderful. Simply fabulous!

By Christine

Christine is an Avenger of Sexiness. Her Superpower is helping Hot Mamas grow their Confidence by rediscovering their Beauty. She lives in the Heights in Houston, Texas, works as a boudoir photographer, and writes about running a Business of Awesome. In her spare time, she loves to knit, especially when she travels. She & her husband Mike have a food blog at Spoon & Knife.

13 replies on “On the Other Side of the Pond…”

Glad you made it safely! Enjoy yourself, and be careful. I’m beside myself thinking what a great time you must be having already. Very cool about the business class flight and the hotel upgrade. Enjoy! I’m sure it was the tiara that did the trick. 🙂

LOL. Go do honeymoon stuff – don’t check in with us!! Kenny & I had a lovely time and we are so sorry we missed the end of the reception!!! You were a beautiful bride and Mike looked pretty good himself. Have an amazing time in Europe and we’ll see you when you get back… Mrs. Tremoulet!

BTW, my pictures did not come as well as I had hoped but here is the album anyway.

Glad you got there safely! I was in London in 1993; it was great. We saw a show at the Royal Theatre, Drury Lane! And went to the Hard Rock. Check out Kensington Gardens ~ beautiful!!!

You should be able to hook your laptop in at most internet cafes there. there was an uber cheap one across from Earl’s Court tube station, on Earl’s court road (i know, not near you, but there should be others in Kensington). Use your travelcards for the tube, don’t waste your cash on taxis unless it’s absolutely necessary! you will save loads of money by using the tube. Sorry for bombarding you with tips for London, I was there twice already this year and absolutely am in love with that city. Have fun and ride the London Eye at least once! 🙂 (you can buy tix online, btw)

yeah, i agree with cybertoad – why are you blogging from your honeymoon? are you nuts? just take lots and lots of pics and recap along the way, but you don’t have to post.. we’ll be here when you get back in 2 weeks.

Ahh, you’re in London 🙂 If you have a moment, feel free to pop down to Swansea and see me…it’s only a 4/5 hour drive 🙂

As for the weather, you’re experiencing standard British weather, and most be one of the few people I know who doesn’t bother with an umbrella. You have however just missed a heatwave and there should be another along shortly…they’re predicting 21 degree heat for today.

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