Remember in my Travel Tips for Large Groups, I mentioned that you should schedule personal/alone time? On the Sunday while we were in England, we were all free to do anything we wanted. I decided to meet up with an old friend from secondary school (she blogs here), and a new friend from blogging (she blogs here).
We met up near here, which I've already blogged about.
But first, I had to get a soft-serve ice cream with the chocolate flake thingy. It reminds me of my childhood, when we would eagerly wait for the ice cream truck to come to our neighborhood. Speaking of ice cream trucks, I don't think they have them anymore :(
So this is my friend, Ufuoma. We were in the same class in secondary school in Port Harcourt. She has not aged a day!!! And her skin is something else!
While walking down Oxford Street, I saw this little side street and had to put some of my Photography class skills to use... meanwhile, I'm currently taking another course. Like someone commented in this post about my job search, at least I can be thankful for time to pursue other things.
Oooh, when I saw this Barbie Doll House, I almost freaked out!!! Yup, I still get excited by Barbie dolls.
And Optimus Prime because he's a total bad a$$!
I can't remember everything we ordered, but we got naan, peshwari naan (which is AMAZEBALLS), biryani, and either a chicken or fish curry.
Funny story... we placed our order to include biryani, which is made of rice, meat and different herbs/spices. The waiter then asked us if we wanted rice. We said no, because we had already ordered biryani. But he kept asking us to order rice... WHY?!?!? BIRYANI IS RICE!
Anyways, our food was absolutely delicious!!! The company was great! None of our husbands were with us, so we got to have lots of girl talk... we chatted about women taking their husband's last names after marriage (Kachi wrote about it on her blog - I've actually avoided the topic here for reasons best known to myself); we talked about couples actively making holiday plans; hubbies that play video games and watch football all the time. Check out my post here about Cakes and his "Training."
Either ways, we had a blast for a few hours and then had to head back to our various destinations. It was my first time meeting Kachi, and she was such a pleasure and joy to hang with. I like how blogging has made my world bigger, in that I've met a number of people I otherwise may have never encountered.
My brother is a joker!
Side note: We ate soooooooooooo much food in England!!! Like, every single day! Is it that America doesn't have as nice tasting food?
Thanks to Ufuoma and Kachi for hanging out with me! Love you ladies :)