The Only Thing Getting Me Through This Week is Mac ‘n’ Cheese

The Mac Factory

Hello! It is midterms week here in London so today’s post is going to be a bit shorter because I haven’t done very much these past few days because I’ve been too busy writing essays about Napoleon. I actually am so bored by Napoleon so I think the essay I turned in today was one of the worst things I’ve ever written in my life. But then I went and ate mac ‘n’ cheese, so the day turned out alright!

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Another Windy City?

National Maritime Museum

This beautiful building is part of the National Maritime Museum! For those of you who don’t know what maritime means (I didn’t either) Wikipedia says it is the study of human activity at sea. Sounds downright boring to me. Anyways, I didn’t come to this museum on purpose nor did I know it existed. I was simply walking around Greenwich and thought the architecture looked nice and now it is here for your enjoyment!

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Artsy All Over!

Art in Shoreditch

First of all, I think this graffiti is grammatically incorrect. I think a crucial “A” was lost somewhere along the way. Furthermore, I think the sentiment is probably more applicable to what’s going on in the U.S. right now, but instead of nitpicking I’m just going to say that this is quite cool and an important message to keep in mind.

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the best banana bread!

Chicken & Waffles at Sunday

Let’s start this blog post at Sunday, a cafΓ© in the quiet neighborhood of Barnsbury. While the neighborhood itself is not particularly known for its good eats, everyone knows about Sunday. Seriously, on a weekday afternoon, every seat was occupied. The menu is full of brunch classics, so I got the chicken and waffles, topped with a carrot and corn slaw. The chicken was some of the best I’ve ever had, crispy on the outside and tender inside. I also got an iced tea, which was a mix of earl grey, berry rooibos, and lemonade. It was a cool and refreshing farewell to summer.

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feeling sporty!

Image of 2017 Wimbledon Champions

When I was six years old, I played tennis for the first time. It was a total accident, a trip to the park turned into a basic lesson from a family friend, and now today it is my favorite sport both to play and watch. Thus, a trip to Wimbledon was on the agenda while in London. Even waiting for the tour of the grounds to begin, it was incredible to see the draw boards, still intact from the last tournament in July. I made sure to find Venus Williams’ name and track her matches all the way to the finals. Also, I saw a gorgeous poster of all the 2017 winners. Special props to Claire Liu (second row second from the right) for winning the junior girls singles. Always great to see an American come out on top!

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the quest for a cronut!

image of a cronut

When the cronut (croissant/donut hybrid) craze hit its peak a few years ago, I shrugged my shoulders. Sure, I’ll wait in the Doughnut Vault line for an hour for a chestnut glazed, but I just did not get the appeal. Part of the reason why was that we don’t have a Dominique Ansel Bakery in Chicago so, if I was going to try one, it would have to be some knockoff instead of the original creation. However, there is one in London, so I caved and journeyed to find out why this little dessert has such a cult following.

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