Available or single: Neither, engaged--no date yet unfortunately
Best friend: James
Cake or pie: Chocolate cake (fresh, not from a box)
Drink of choice: Pomegrante Juice (Not from concentrate), Alchoholic--I'm a red wine girl (healthier)
Essential items used daily: Body shop lip gloss and lotion
Favorite color: Dark Blue
Gummy bears or worms: Neither, don't eat sweets anymore
Hometown: Lacey USA
Indulgence: Chocolate fondant from Carluccio's, Green & Black's Vanilla & Caramel organic icecream.
January or February: neither, prefer warmer and less 'rainy' months like May.
Kids and names: None--like the name Rachel or Emily though.
Life is incomplete without: Travelling, friends and family and yoga
Marriage date: When our job situation is fixed
Number of siblings: 1) Spencer 2) Scott 3) Miranda
Oranges or apples: Apples--less messy
Phobias or fears: 1) failure 2) heights
Quote (favorite): I have many but one I like in particular that I've actually had put in my blog heading is "Anyone who lives within their means suffers a serious lack of imagination" Oscar Wilde. I really think this says that you should always be willing to take risks and challenge yourself and improve in life. Its something that I'm always trying to do better on taking risks.
Reason to smile: Going to Paris again this May via the Eurostar (woo hoo!)
Tag 3 people: Jenny, James and Thomasina (Sorry I'm cheating and sending this via e-mail for two people)
Unkown fact about me: Unfortunately I don't know how to ride a bike or swim (hope to learn before I turn 35)
Vegetables you don't like: Love my veggies, particular favorite is steamed broccoli
X-rays: Last year (2 very expensive and painful root canals in one year, not a pleasant memory!)
Your favorite food: Too many to choose from--love mashed potatoes, anything warm and chocolate (DARK-70% or above and organic)!
Zodiac sign: Saggitarius
So, I in my 'time of recent unemployment' (long story dont ask) today decided to venture out into the city to take advantage of the National Gallery, one of the FREE museums. The National Gallery is the main art gallery in London and one of the most famous in the world. You can see Canaletto, Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt and all the greats. It was so wonderful to be able to walk through and see wonderful 'artsy' things without worrying about cost or budgets or anything of this sort. Its amazing how human this can make you feel again especially if you've struggled a lot like I have recently with the job front. So, I say thank you to whomever or whatever made this decision--probably some fellow geek stuck in an office somewhere in the city. But anyway-- I thank you and my pocket book thanks you too.
Pictures of Blackheath: Top--the Ranger's House (art gallery), Bottom--Blackheath Church next to the Village.
Greenwich Park--Love this tree very bushy. In the summer bands will play in the gazebo as well.
Royal Observatory (Greenwich Park)--this is where the line is for O degrees longitude and where the phrase "Greenwich mean Time" began. All time in the world (time differences/etc) is based off of Greenwich mean Time apparently.
Views of London from the Observatory: You can see nearly everything in London from up here--the eye, London Bridge, the Gherkin, Canary Wharf and the Dome. The picture in the middle with the white houses is the Royal Naval College with the Queen's House, the River behind is the Thames and the big buildings in the distance is Canary Wharf (the business district). The white building with spiky orange things coming out of it in the bottom picture is the Millenium Dome (I think they filmed some scenes for one of the James Bond movies here)