Things to do in London: Greenwich Park – The Middle of Time

DSCF3769Good evening guys!

I hope you have all had a great long Easter weekend!

I had work the first three days of holidays but yesterday I finally had my first day off. Greg and I hadn’t got to spend a lot of time together for a while as we have had such different schedules, so yesterday we decided to spend some quality time together.

We went to Greenwich Park, which isn’t too far from where we live. I first thought we had had some bad luck with the weather, but as the day went on it cleared up and we ended up having a great time at Greenwich.

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Greenwich Park is so beautiful and it has a great view over the city of London. With Canary Warf in the background and the city itself a bit further in the horizon it is a perfect spot for a day date in the city!

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For those of you who doesn’t know (I didn’t make the connection until we were there) this is where the GMT, the Greenwich Mean Time is set. Meaning that the time of the worlds is set from that point. Anywhere that is 3 hours before us is GMT +3 and somewhere that is 5 hours behind us if GMT -5. Pretty cool right? As Greg and I was talking about, it is as if we are standing in the middle of time, right where it starts. Not only is time set from Greenwich, but also longitude and latitude is based of Greenwich Park. The longer longitude and latitude it is on a map, the further away you are from Greenwich. So being at the top of Greenwich park, one can think that you are not only where time is set from, in a way you are also in the center of the world. I thought that was pretty amazing to think about!

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We walked around the park, philosophized about time and distance, grabbed a coffee and sat down watching all the people and dogs in the park.

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We saw this beautiful Golden Retriever and I started nagging Greg for a dog again. He said something about us not having a garden but I chose to ignore that and continued my campaign to get a Golden Retriever haha.

After the park we went for lunch in Greenwich before heading home for a cheat day of Chinese food, chocolate, cheesecake and a couple of movies.
All in all it was the perfect day.

I think it is so important in a relationship to take time to spend quality time together, such as going to the park, to lunch or just for a walk every now and then. It is so easy to slip on that especially when living together. I would hate for us to just fall into a routine of work and home, not really appreciating each other.
I can tell already after one year of living together that that is an easy trap to fall into so these dates is important to me.

Today we are back to weekdays, Greg has just come home from work and I have spent the day studying. I went a bit overboard with the sweets last night so I have been feeling a bit unwell today. But as yesterday was Easter I will give myself a pass on that.

I hope all you guys have had an amazing weekend and a great start to the week!

– Camilla

London night with dinner and a show – 26th birthday!

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Good morning!

Sorry for my absence on the blog but we have been so busy over here and without internet for  few weeks. I will fill you in on our changes here later today!

On Monday I got another year older and turned 26 years older! I cannot believe that I am now closer to 30 than 20! Turning 25 felt fine, but reaching 26, knowing that next year I will be 27 years old felt unreal. I am so old now, but yet to feel like an adult. However I am 26 years old now and such a grown up!

The day was spent with Greg who stayed home with me and made an amazing breakfast for me and took me to dinner and a West-end show in the evening.

We went to see the play Book of Mormon in Piccadilly Circus, a hilarious musical written and directed by the creators of South Park. If any of my readers is ever on holiday on London or live here, I would strongly recommend going to see this play! Before the show we went to Ping Pong Chinese restaurant for dinner and cocktails!

Here is some pictures from the day:

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Learning to eat with chop sticks
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Nailed it!
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Finally an adult = getting breezy before our show haha

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Now my 26 year old self is on my way to work, talk to you all tonight!

– Camilla