Saturday, February 07, 2009

In London on Mom's birthday

This title makes it sound like my mom is with me, but, unfortunately, she's not. Maybe next time....We're thinking about Mom, though.

Espen is with me - and I think it's so far so good as far as he is concerned. We haven't done much more than take the train and tube from the airport to the hotel, but he thinks the hotel is pretty cool. I used my favorite website TripAdvisor to find a great hotel. Relatively inexpensive by London standards, 10 minute walk to Big Ben and the London Eye, and an iMac in each room. The room is nice, new, modern and clean and perfect for Espen and me. We got to the hotel so late last night that we decided to eat at the hotel lounge instead of going out. It was this hip, modern place with low sofas and cool lighting. Espen's face really lit up when he saw that they had Bose speakers. :-D

Today we're off to Wembley Stadium for a guided tour. We have a tour reserved for 10 am, and it takes about 45 minutes to get there, so I booked a 7 am wake up call to be sure we wouldn't be rushed and had time for breakfast. I woke up this morning and looked at my iPhone and saw that it was 7:05 and got pretty annoyed with the hotel since they didn't wake us. But - I got up and took a shower and put on makeup and everything and went back into to the room to wake Espen. That's when I realized that I forgot to change the time on my iPhone. It was still on Oslo time which is an hour ahead...So, Espen gets to sleep for an extra hour, and I'm sitting here on the computer waiting for my 7 am wake up call.


gramma janny said...

I hope you got your call!!! What a fun day planned! Espen, we're watching the Liverpool-Portsmouth game right now .....Liverpool's ahead by 1 point!!

Tessly Mnemonic said...

Espen, Ryan and I have Bose speakers in our car...heeeeey.