Published: June 28th 2008June 28th 2008
In true London style, Pen has been living like royalty in The Queen's neighbourhood thanks to her gracious host and long lost 'sister' Sarah. Strolling amongst swans in Kensington Gardens, skirting palaces and sipping cocktails in Notting Hill's posh 'Beach Blanket Babylon', the two blondes have been making the most of the rare London sun.
Nelson Mandela's 90th birthday party provided the perfect excuse for a red-wine-fueled picnic under the stars as Amy Winehouse (looking surprisingly healthy), Queen and other rock celebrities belted out classic tunes carried over the £90/ticket barriers and into free-loading eardrums abound.
Inadvertently the BWT (Big World Trip) has morphed into a WCQ (Worldwide Cupcake Quest). Add Dave's influence and you get a WCQ+GPS (Global Pizza Scoff-fest). A saunter down Portobello Road had the girls pass the Hummingbird Cupcake Cafe. Simply passing by would've been downright rude, so being the considerate young women that they are, Sar and Pen dropped in for a proper visit to really do it justice. Aaaah, London in the summertime really is a dream ...
After 2 weeks MIA, Dave reared his Irish head in Victoria Station for the reunion of a lifetime. YAY! Pen and Dave ride the
worldwide wave together again!!!
A mad rush to catch up with all London friends resulted in a mega Hyde Park picnic where old faces gathered to drink wine spritzers and chow down on pricey Marks & Spencer salads fit for a Queen. The night rolled into a rowdy English Pub as the Euro Final got the crowd's juices flowing. Dave was then given a midnight speed tour of London's most integral tourist sights by his gracious host Tonka who just couldn't believe someone would come to his adopted town for less than 24 hours.
"Look kids, there's Big Ben!"
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