Close to Home: Great British Summer

The British are funny.  They complain about the weather incessantly – it’s too cold or too rainy and now, just when it gets warm, it’s too HOT.  Now to be fair, I’ve acclimated to the weather in the UK after being here for two years, so this 90 degree heat in London does feel oppressive at times.  (And yes, I do realize that sounds ridiculous coming from someone who spent the whole of her 20s in Boston and New York).  Somehow though, the heat doesn’t seem to bother as much when I’m outside, cooling from the inside with some Pimm’s or cider.

So far the Great British Summer is treating me well.   Pride and Prejudice at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, Wimbledon, Henley Royal Regatta and the Duke of Essex Polo Grand Prix have been the highlights.  And all of those were brand new experiences for me! It feels good to take advantage of London in the summer and get outside into the country as well.  I’m hoping to make it to Brighton for some proper English beach time as well, so stay tuned for that.

And in the midst of all that British-ness, so as not to lose my American edge, I had to visit NYC institution Shake Shack at it’s London opening in Covent Garden.  Top notch, I have to say. 🙂

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© Jennifer Konopasek and GoodTravelerKarma, 2013.
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