The last few days have been filled with fiddly little errands, like picking up our British currency, buying socks, and returning our many, many piles of library books. We pretty accurately gauged our meals for the week, so we've used up pretty much all the food in the house (which is a bummer when you're craving ice cream but about to leave the country). Husband has been submitting scholarship applications all week, while I've been preparing to jump straight into work at the British Library - my first task is an encyclopedia entry for Oxford, and my main project is titled "find a dissertation topic." The ability to pre-order materials from the BL is truly awesome.
After a lovely breakfast with husband's department, the Anglican-Episcopal House of Studies, we came home to start packing in earnest:
|(These piles did thin out a bit once we started actually loading the suitcases.)|
This trip is the real reason why I finally broke down and acquired a Kindle. After much deliberation - I really, really wanted to bring my partly-read copy of Les Miserables - I'm not bringing any physical books at all. I've had the Kindle chock-full of classics from Project Gutenberg for a while, but I also just discovered the e-book rental from my public library, so it looks like I'll get to re-read Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter this summer on the tube!
Finally, we are eagerly taking recommendations of things to do in London. What mustn't be missed?