A Football Match, a Musical, and Emma Thompson

I can’t believe it’s the last day of March – this month has flown by, but I’m finally on spring break!

Last weekend I went to see 42nd Street on the West End with two of my classmates. It’s one of my favorite musicals – I saw it in NYC way back in 2001, and taught the choreography to the opening number to my college tap dance group.

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The whole musical is like a love letter to NYC and old musicals, and it was a fun night out. I even realized I remembered most of the choreography from the opening number!

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It’s beginning to look a lot like spring in London, and we had three or four days in a row of blue skies and sunshine. This is my front garden, with lots of spring flowers!
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At my local farmer’s market, I ran into a celebrity who lives in the neighborhood: Emma Thompson! We were both buying cheese, and she was very sweet when I asked her for a photo.

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The next day, I went to a football match at Wembley Stadium with my American friend who used to be a sports journalist. We went to see a World Cup Qualifier: England vs. Lithuania.

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I had been to Wembley once before, when I ran through the stadium during the 2015 North London Half Marathon. It’s a huge stadium that seats 90,000! They announced that the attendance at that watch was 77,000.

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Before the game, the Mayor of London and other officials laid down four wreaths on the field, one for each of the victims of last week’s terror attack. There was a minute of silence held for the victims, and it was a surprisingly moving experience to be in a huge stadium of 77,000 people who were all completely silent.

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Once the game started, the crowd was back to its celebratory mood. England won 2-0!

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Trying to take a photo outside the stadium and making sure Stu got the arch in the photo…

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And now it’s finally spring break! I have four weeks off before my exams begin at the end of April. On Wednesday I’m heading to Paris…even though I won’t be running the marathon. I’ll be cheering for a few friends who are running, and eating lots of bread and cheese and macarons!

After Paris, I’m back in London for a day before I head to Dublin to visit my friend Alessandra for Easter. The break will also be filled with lots of studying and essay-writing, but most importantly, relaxing!

Cheers to Friday!

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New British word of the week – Twaddle: trivial or foolish speech or writing; nonsense.

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