For today, I went with about thirty other people studying with AIFS just as I am to Stratford-upon-Avon. I have been here before but I did not get to see Will's wife Anne's home and I did not get to see much of that beautiful little town. And it was absolutely beautiful.
We came back from Stratford at a fairly decent hour and so I decided to have some "me" time and see a play of some sort. After a nice chat with the half-priced tickets person, I decided to see the critically acclaimed musical "Merrily We Roll Along." I honestly had no idea what to expect or what it was even about, but I went in knowing that the critics loved it and that Sondheim wrote it. I actually really enjoyed it and would recommend it to anybody who is thinking about seeing any production of it. It's one of those musicals that makes you think, and of course (because it's Sondheim) gets a tune or two stuck in your head.
And then I endured an insanely crowded Tube station with many smelly and irritable tourists only to be met with with more of the same kind of people inside the actual Tube a few stops after my initial hop on. I'm feeling more and more comfortable getting around the city as the days pass.
Just to end, I thought I'd share a funny advertisement I found in the Tube.