So we took an impromptu trip to Oxford this week, which was actually really nice. Why did we go in the middle of the week you ask? Well, we went to see an organ recital... Yeah. Right. But the real reason would be this:Awwwww! So cute! The boy in the picture holding Lauren's hand, by the way, is not some guy we paid off the street for the picture, it is her new boyfriend and the organ player that we saw at the recital. All makes sense now, doesn't it? :) Good. Anyway, Oxford was nice, although rainy but what did we really expect?
Since we did go smack dab in the middle of the week and had a recital to attend to, we didn't have tons of time to go exploring but we did see a good amount of the city center area. Turns out the Queen was in Oxford that day too, but we just missed her twice by just a few minutes.
Today, which is actually Friday contrary to what this post might lead you to believe, I took off to check out some of the Christmas festivities around London. There was a 'fun fair' in Leicester Square, and a Christmas market in Covent Garden. The 'fun fair' was really just a few rides and a bunch of Christmas lights, but it was fun to walk through.
The Christmas market on the other hand was packed with people, vendors, street performers, and great food! It kinda reminded me of a holiday version of the Bazaar at the MN state fair actually. I got myself a cup of hot chocolate and walked around to take it all in. I wimped out and didn't try the mulled wine, but that is next on my list. I did, however, try a minced pie. The people here just love them. I thought it was good, but not that good...Hopefully this weekend I'll be able to check out a few more markets, and let you know the verdict on the mulled wine. Now we just need some snow, and the Christmas season will officially be upon us!