Today and yesterday for the most part, I was a "local" instead of a tourist. I got up yesterday and made my way to the train station so that I could go spend Chris's birthday with him. We had a nice day together and a WONDERFUL dinner at this little Italian place near his house. This morning we got up early since he's going away for the weekend and I wanted to get back to London. On my way back, I stopped at Picadilly Circus for the requisite photos of the corner billboards and the statue of Eros (Click here for photos). From there I actually found my way through the streets to my favourite tube station, Tottenham Court Road and headed back to my flat to drop my bag off before heading out again. I have learned that it is far easier to maneuver through London with as little stuff as possible.
After arriving at my flat, I sat down for a second. Really, that was my intention, and woke up 2 hours later. I wasn't feeling well on the train so I think I needed a rest. When will I learn that I need to make sure I don't get dehydrated?!? Now I have to go do a little laundry because I have one clean shirt left and tomorrow I fully intend on spending all day in Notting Hill so the laundry won't get done then.