As countries around the world remembered their soldiers, England celebrated Remembrance Day with a sea of poppies surrounding the Tower of London. As the story goes, a poppy was the first flower to bloom following war and therefore is a symbol tied with remembrance. All around London, people could be seen with poppies on their coats (including myself) as a sign of appreciation.
With both of my grandfathers having served in various capacities, seeing the poppies was a time to give thanks and take a moment to reflect. Though living abroad has opened my eyes to issues back home that make me question government and how we as a society deal with certain issues, it has also reminded me how lucky I am to live in a country where I am able to express myself and my ideas.
The following day I got to meet up with a friend from my Scotland trip before she headed back to Canada. We explored the British Museum & walked past the Royal Courts of Justice before heading over to Temple Church.
It was then over to Covent Garden and my favorite coffee shop, Timberyard for lunch.
We made our way all the way over to Piccadilly Circus and while passing through Leicester Square happened to see a bit of the Horrible Bosses 2 Premiere getting underway.
After stopping into Fortnum & Mason to explore the magic of the store, we said our goodbyes and I headed home to get ready for my 5K (yeah.. I ran my first race so keep an eye out for the post all about that soon..)