And so ends our last week living in Stratford-upon-Avon. What a strange adventure it has been. This past weekend was Sam and my last full weekend in Stratford. On Sunday this weekend we are heading to London. We packed in the most activities possible into our weekend. I had a friend for school up for a visit. I went to a prep school for middle school and high school so we’ve known each other since we were 11. He’s been in London for a few weeks for work, and before he heads back to the States we thought we’d show him some of the English countryside.
A last look at Stratford-upon-AvonPosted on September 27, 2013
Sam snapped this shot during our long walk.
The only problem with Sam meeting someone who knew me from the age of 11 on is that a big secret was spilled. The secret of GIANT Amanda. I hit my growth spurt early. Really early. I have been 5’6” since I was 12 and then I stopped growing and have been the same height ever since. But that means that for our first few years of school I was the biggest kid at school. Taller than ALL the other girls and boys. These days are long gone and most of these old schoolmates tower over me, especially my oldest and dearest girlfriend.
Two schoolmates, reunited!
Seriously, this was the best meal I’ve had in Stratford.
If you follow me on instagram, you’ve already seen the above photo. Its a delicious thai chicken and grilled veggie skewer while a bowl of twice cooked chips (french fries) underneath. There’s a spicy sauce for the skewer and what you do is pour it onto a basin at the top of the hanging skewer and it drips down the skewer covering all of it, and ends up on top of the chip. My god it was good. Seriously, if you find yourself in Stratford, eat at the One Elm.
My new love.
After we put my friend on a train back to London, Sam and I wandered around Stratford, doing some errands and taking in the sights. Then we saw Woody Allen’s newest film “Blue Jasmine” for free at the local cinema. Remember Sam’s new favourite activity of complaining? Well, these are free tickets we got from a previous (justified) complaint.
Before settling in London for good we have at least another month of adventures ahead of us that includes: one week in London, vacation, Newcastle for three weeks. Then back to London for good!