wraps. Apparently the other day I made wraps, not soft tacos. Anything in a tortilla is a wrap.
pancakes. Over here they have Shrove Tuesday (aka Pancake Day) instead of Mardi Gras. Huge letdown for me because I wanted to make king's cake and put a mask on. Anyway, people in the UK do thinner pancakes I think (thinner than an American pancakes, thicker than a crepe). They place selected condiments in the pancake (whipped cream, syrup, oh and the shelves are cleared of Nutella on the days before Pancake Day), wrap them up, and eat them with their hands (basically crepe style). And eating bacon with pancakes is unheard of over here (although it did get approval from some people here).
biscuits. Don't ever say the phrase "biscuits and gravy" to a Brit and expect them to be willing to try what you make. Biscuits over here means cookies.... cookies and gravy is basically what you are saying. So then the question that becomes of this situation "What the hell do they call biscuits?" Bread roll kinda worked, but after showing them a picture, scones (pronounced scons by them) was the word to use. But it still didn't suffice because people were expecting a sweet scone with raisins in it.
crisps and chips. French fries =chips. Potato chips= crisps.
I can't think of anything else significant right now, but these have caused some interesting cultural exchanges.
Ok now for the cool pictures I took. Wednesday I got to go to St. Paul's Cathedral (not inside it though), the Millennium Bridge, and The Globe Theatre. Thursday I went for a walk and got a little lost. Friday I went to Wembley Stadium. Ok picture time!
|St. Paul's Cathedral|
|Cool view down one of the roads|
|Gah! Why is she pointing at me?!? I swear I didn't do anything wrong today!|
|Cool lamppost... in front of StPC (my new abbrev for it)|
|Occupy London at StPC|
|Another cool lamppost|
|Occupy London at StPC... Seriously why would they do that in front of a cathedral?|
|I don't know if you can see the guy back there right up against the fence... but he is some sort of security guard. I figured since he was coyly trying to be a security guy, I would coyly take a picture of him.|
|View of the Shard of Glass. What is the actually name of this building anyways?|
|Tate Modern. A museum that I did not have time to go in.|
|Walking across Millennium Bridge|
|Shard o' Glass and some other buildings|
|Oh my gosh! I'm closer to The Globe!|
|London Bridge from Millennium Bridge. I took a picture of a bridge from a bridge... Yea.|
|StPC from the Millennium Bridge|
|Two guys practicing a sword fight in the Exhibition center of the Globe|
So the other day I decided to go for a walk. I found this cool little pathway, but I got kinda lost. I found out that the houses just north of where I live are really nice though!
|And then I found this beautiful view of London whilst being lost. My camera and photography skills don't do this view any justice.|
|Good thing we weren't on this bus ;)|
|I think I need to make a meme that says "Not sure if it's a giant roller coaster... or Wembley Stadium"|
|Wembley yet again|
|The roller coaster|
|Hayley as close as any of us would get to riding the Wembley roller coaster ;)|
|Coach black cab|
|7 11 in London|
|Staples Superstore in London|
|Hayley at her uni|