My mom just left today to return to Virginia and boy, I miss her already! She’s one of my very best friends and I had such a great time hanging out with her all week. There’s nothing more restorative to the soul than good ol’ fashioned mom-time.
One of the main reasons she came over was to help get our house organized. As you saw on Monday, we wasted no time whipping my yoga studio into gorgeous shape! We also tackled the living room, storage closet, and kitchen while she was here so the whole house is feeling much more settled in now.
Despite lots to do in the house, we still found time to explore London and our surrounding areas. We visited two parks (Bushy Park and Leith Hill), ate at some lovely country pubs, and spent two of our days seeing the best of the big city.
Here we are at Bushy Park on the day my mom arrived. We were trying to help her stay awake after her red-eye flight and I think the cold that day definitely did the job!
While in London, I took my mom to the hidden gem Kastner & Ovens in Covent Garden where we feasted on amazing quiche, delicious salads, and a huge slice of banoffee pie for dessert. We then went to see Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap, which has been running for 62 years! After the play, we met up with Peter for dinner at Cantina Laredo, a tasty mexican restaurant that makes fresh guacamole at your table.
For our second trip into London, mom and I did a tiny bit of sightseeing and then went shopping on Regent Street and Oxford Street. What fun!
Can’t wait for my mom to come visit again. I may need to come up with a redecorating project or two to lure her back over posthaste! 😉