The sophistication and class that London carries is unmatched by any other city I’ve ever been to. The adorable accents, the double decker buses, and the red telephone booths burst with character and charm that has stolen my heart. I feel like I’ve spent days strolling through a storybook. We stayed in the Bloomsbury Hotel on Grand Russell Street and enjoyed being near SoHo, the Covent Garden Market, and of course, the Liberty Department store.
When we say, “Dahling, would you care for a spot of tea?” or “Let us take the tube to the palace,” we are convinced we sound as British as British gets, but I am equally convinced that we’re simply delusional. There is no way a Georgia boy and an Idaho girl have become Brits overnight.
What we did get overnight, was sick… Tyler more so than me, but we spent most of our time resting, sipping on tea and hot toddies [hot water, lemon, honey, and or course, whiskey] in our hotel room. God sure has a way of making you rest when you need it. But hey, what better way to practice ‘in sickness and in health’ than in the heart of London?!
Once Tyler started feeling better we made it to Maggie Jones’s for date night, and oh did if feel good to get out of the hotel and into my new white fur again. Thankfully this cozy cottage had not changed one bit since my last visits there with family. The traditional comfort food, mismatched plates and knick knacks made me feel like I was stepping straight into the Weasley house, and Harry Potter was going to come down the winding staircase at any moment. After a few days of sickness, comfort food was just what the doctor ordered. I had the Chicken & Artichoke Pie with a side of English peas, duh. Tyler had the roasted chicken & stuffing! The next day we woke up ready to rock, and that we did!
Some people might think a show is just a show at this point, but not for us. Our boys sold out a 16,000 seat arena in London. Our lives with them are so comfortable and natural that we don’t always take a step back and force ourselves to see how absolutely wild and insane this life is. And there we were, watching our boys perform in front of the sold out O2 arena in London. We couldn’t help but get teary eyed. What an incredible experience to watch team FGL’s hard work, prayer, faith and humility pay off.
Favorite Restaurants : Maggie Jones’s
Sticks | N | Sushi : My favorite was the Tempura shrimp with chili sauce