Saved: March 30th 2013July 12th 2009
MINITURES! EVERYWHERE! They’re so adorable!!!! SQUEE!!! I wanted to get out Transformer figures and play in the miniature town. In case you didn’t guess, we went to Beaconsfield and got to go to the model town. It was totally worth going to see, because it made me feel like I was in Hot Fuzz at the end of the movie (minus getting impaled). There was a little bit of everything for each person, based upon the city and famous sites around London.
After that, we went to the oldest free-standing ale house in Britain, the Royal Standard. It was amazing because most of the building (they have added on over time) was built just after the Norman conquest of 1066A.D./A.C.E. (that’s “After Common Era” for those who care), and also the menu came complete with a detailed history of the ale house on the back that I enjoyed reading. I finally got to use some Old English as I translated “Se Scipe” as “The Ship” (a literal translation, which gives the ale house its first name before it was renamed the Royal Standard).
Following this, Tess’s mom took us for a drive through some of the older country side of London, pointing out Ronald Daul’s house (the guy who wrote Matilda and James and the Giant Peach) and I got to see one of the other places where Tess and her family has lived since moving to England.
Once we finished with that, we drove back to Tess’s house and watched another episode of Red Dwarf, then, sadly, it was time for me to return to London and leave my friend and her mother’s wonderful hospitality behind. Oh, well, I’ll be seeing Tess again next Sunday. Cheers!