This morning we had to get up at 6am to catch our coach to Winchester. Struggeling from bed was pretty tough because we had a great discussion about how Edward Cullen looks like a foot last evening (the proof can be found at Änna's pin board now - it's so..beautiful ;0;). It was a loooooooong journey since we got stuck in a traffic jam after it already was hard enough to leave Central London.
Winchester can be described by two words: cute & small.
It is such a nice town full of nice houses and nice shops and nice people and a nice cathedral.
After a stop at Starbucks to grab some coffee and the search for a Barclay bank we spent a decent amount of time in front of the cathedral before we went to take a closer look at the interior. :)
Änna LOVES this place and I have to admit, that it's pretty impressive...and that we have to find out why the damn nave is gothic and the transept romanic! THERE MUST BE A REASON. Maybe we should have paid more attention in architecture classes...
Whatever I loved the cathedral, it's amazing and very beautiful.
My dear host also found two books about the cathedral in the shop which she hopefully can use when writing her bachelor thesis.
I dragged her into two bookshops afterwards and am now in the possession of 'The Hobbit' and 'The Lord of the Rings' in hardback and illustrated (Alan Lee!) edition as well as of two books by the Folio Society ('The Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen' and 'Beowulf'). My heart is dancing with joy! ^^
We enjoyed the rest of the day in a lovely tea shop were Änna got an English breakfast and I for myself a carrot coriander soup with a bacon&avocado sandwich and lots of delicious tea (plus some reading). I might start liking black tea, Lady Grey is quite tasty.
The travel back to London was long again and we arrived with a great delay back at Victoria Station where we grabbed some stuff at Sainsbury's before finally getting on the bus back to Kings Cross (I finally saw Marble Arch!). Sadly we were too late for visiting the Pancake shop again.
It was pretty nice to see Winchester and get out of the city although I have to admit, that it is no fun at all to leave London by bus. It is all stop-and-go for about an hour. :/
Tomorrow will be my day off when I'm about to discover London all by myself. Hopefully I won't get lost...I'm hoping to spend all day in different book shops. First in Soho then in the waterstone's at Picadilly Circus. Yay me!
Have to join Änna in the kitchen now. Dinner is calling and I'm starving!
P.S.: After Isaac, Disha and the not-so-mysterious-new-roommate I had the pleasure to meet Harry from Manchester today. Nice accent. :D Hald the time I understand what he's saying and half the time I'm guessing.