Saturday, July 31, 2010

July: A Month in Review

It's hard to believe that we're well over half-way through the year – time sure flies! The month of July went by in a blink of an eye with many evenings spent watching the long awaited 2010 World Cup held in South Africa; numerous picnics in the Common thanks to warm sunny days; and seeing old friends and family almost on a weekly basis in London. It was a great month overall, so a month in review in numbers:

27 days with temperatures over 70F/22C with 6 days of temperatures soaring above 80F/29C (a REAL summer this year!)

1 4th of July celebration over icy-cold American lager

1 new UK city/region – St. Ives, Cornwall

 1 World Cup Final ~ Espana (W) vs. Holland (L)

1 missed Wedding Celebration in California – many congratulations and many blessings to my dearest friends. 

2 friends, who are also Middle East scholars, in town for research trips/conferences. Their favorite place in London: The British Library!

1 overnight guest: Keenan's younger cousin, and more to come in August and September (can't wait!)

2 Middle Eastern dinners (Persian and Lebanese) on Edgeware Road (aka Little Beirut) and planning our 18 day odyssey to Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Israel/Palestine in December.

1 too many jugs of Pimms, pints of lager, and bottles of rose...

1 new TV obsession now that LOST is over: Mad Men 

Many great friends to enjoy the long summer evenings...

Fingers crossed that summer will stay around for another month or two, especially for our visitors from sunny California and H.K.!

From London with Love, L.


  1. Travel bug envy! Sounds like you both are having a fabulous time! Visiting is still in my to do list!

  2. We would love to see you! Let us know when you wanna come visit! London has been treating us well. Miss you! xx, L.