...but I give you some photos instead. For my birthday, N planned a surprise lunch with some good friends, which was great. And then on my actual birthday, we went into London and wandered about the Thames for awhile, it was nice to walk along the river and see the interesting people there. I love my photo with the Invisible Guy. Elliot actually looked like he liked me in a bunch of photos, it was fantastic :) There was this children's play area we went to, and Els ended up very attached to the slide! Then N brought me to this cool candystore in Covent Garden that sells American sweets and I went wild, as you can see from the photo! Topped off with a visit to the Natural History Museum. Lots of walking, but a very enjoyable day! More (and interesting) posts later, I'm sure.