Notting Hill Expectations Verse Reality


It’s not like was expecting Hugh Grant to appear as soon as I exited the Notting Hill Tube station . No that would be silly. It’s just a movie. Just a movie right. I was not expecting Hugh Grant to put me on a tour bus and show me the various locations from the movies…

Except I totally was. I’m not really sure what really lead me to believe that Hugh Grant was actually going to be in Notting Hill. So I was slightly disappointed when I realized there was going to be no magic trolly, train, or boat that was going to give the play by play of my favorite rom com environment. I soldier on though like any normal person would do. And then I walked right into Hyde Park.

If ever you’re in London go to Hyde Park, it’s a cleaner, and in my opinion prettier version of Central Park. There are so many trees, it’s really inspiring you just want to run, or sit down and write or make a haiku or something.  They have this huge huge pond, where people sail these epic toy boats on. And they have swans, I have never seen a swan in my life.  I was standing less then a foot away from a swan. Me, Lexie Grace next to a swan. And I get it now when they talk about swan being graceful and elegant. Hyde Parks has swans — definitely go you won’t regret it.

Okay even though I saw the swans, I still was like swans are great but I still really wanted to feel like I was in the Notting Hill Movie. But then all of a sudden I bumped into Hugh Grant who invited me on the tour bus  and apologized for not picking me up earlier (wishful thinking) I stumpled upon the Portobello Farmers Market.  Which was amazing!!! I have been looking for salad fixings desperately for weeks and here the market had some of the freshest lettuce, tomatoes, and veggies I have seen since being in  London. And it tasted even better.

So while Notting Hill didn’t have the Hugh Grant,  it has so much more  like Salad and Swans to make up for the matter. I am a simple person, swans and salads make me happy,  not always in that order .



One comment on “Notting Hill Expectations Verse Reality

  1. Aminder says:

    Did you know the queen technically owns all the wild swans in England?! …I think in Canada as well now that I think about it haha

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