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A lazy day in Londontown

467400282_0b121ae5e2_2 Mrs. Crab is just days away from completing her last step to becoming a UK qualified teacher. This means she is in crunch time mode, preparing her portfolio that she will present to the British education ministry that proves she is a good ed-u-ma-cator. And because she's so busy working on said portofiol, it also means that Mr. and Mrs. Crab don't get to spend a lot of time together lately.  Today was one of those days. So Mr. Crab grabbed his camera and headed down the streets of London.

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Today was a glorious spring day in London, beautiful, sunny, 68 degrees Fahrenheit.  I decided to walk to Borough Market on the south bank of the River Thames. Normally I would take the tube to London Bridge station, but for several weekends now, our Angel tube station has been closed for engineering works. I was also curious how long it would take me to get down there. At a normal brisk pace, it took 30 minutes to get from our flat to St. Paul's Cathedral; 45 minutes to cross the Millennium Bridge and reach the Globe Theatre; and 1 hour to Borough Market -- a foodie's paradise.  I spent about £5 to buy some artichokes, asparagus, garlic and a loaf of bread. Not bad. For lunch, I had an ostrich meat burger and pint of Youngs Bitter to wash it down.  Tooled around for a few hours at the Victoria & Albert museum before returning home. Fired up the charcoal grill and cooked up a BBQ dinner of grilled chicken & veg. Yum! 

Mrs. Crab's mum just returned home to the States after spending a 10-day visit with us in Islington. Last weekend we all went to the Columbia Road flower market in London, where Mum helped us pick out the perfect flowers for our back patio garden.  Our garden is quickly blooming!  Here's a few more scenes from our garden and around town in London today: