It has been almost a decade since I have been in London. I haven’t been since Spring of 2002. I attended school there for a time in 2001 (preceding and during 9/11 as well as the 3 months following). I have so many incredible memories of that place (and barely any photographs).
I am going back however! And thanks to the incredibly kind folks at Virgin Atlantic Airlines, I will be flying for free! I entered a contest (The Virgin Atlantic “20 Years, 20 Tickets: Virgin Atlantic Airways’ Boston Anniversary Giveaway”), along with 85,000 of my closest friends, for a chance to win 2 of 20 round trip tickets from Logan to Heathrow, and I freaking won! I am very thankful and completely surprised. Joe(y) and I are already researching places to stay and plan on traveling around Europe a bit while we are there.
I can’t wait to get there. Check out the old haunts. See my old pals (I’m talking to you Margarita and David). Here’s a memory box Mags made me before I left complete with adverts for movies we saw, pictures of shows we went to, stickers of bands we loved and of course, a picture of Patsy and Eddie on top: