First time in London and I am as sick as a dog. Yes, that’s right it was my first time in London! Do you know how many tickets I’ve booked to London and cancelled?! I guess it was never in the cards for me to go and even the morning of this trip I was about to cancel yet another flight to London! Michael was like hell no, that’s not happening again! We are going and thats that. The night before I had 103 fever, practically hallucinating. The next morning I was so ill we had to go to the doctors and I was prescribed antibiotics. I am beyond grateful my sister Samar was with us. There is no way in hell we would have been able to go without her. I couldn’t even hold Zeyd for 3 days since I was so contagious! That was probably the worst part. He would want me and I couldn’t hold him. Heartbreaking. Upon landing at Gatwick airport my ears started to pop, and at first I thought nothing of it then it started to really hurt. I started screaming on the plane!!! Yes, I was screaming as “softly” as I could so I wouldn’t freak anyone out but my head felt like it was about to EXPLODE!!! Burst into tiny little pieces all over this plane. Then I couldn’t hear anything but my own voice. The hostess came over with a cocktail napkin with some aromatic peppermint oil sprayed onto it and told me to sniff this. I couldn’t hear anything until the next morning. On the train into town I was shivering, my fever got to 104 the next morning I couldn’t speak or swallow. I ended up having strep throat and staying inside our cute little Notting Hill home we rented off airbnb all damn day watching Orange Is The New Black. (Thank God for Netflix) The day after I was so ill I had to stay in as well but around 5 pm I couldn’t stand being in that house any longer so I forced myself out. A little makeup, a cute outfit and my achy feverish body was out of that house and walking Notting Hill. We had Thai for dinner and came back home. Little by little I got a little better and stronger- antibiotics finally kicked in towards the end of the trip. Honestly, I have not been that ill in SO LONG!!! I think it has been 5 years or so! I never want to go through that again. Health is EVERYTHING!!! Here are pix from an evening in Notting Hill, my first time seeing the outside world after two days. <3 E.