It is currently 75 degrees (24 C) outside. 75! In April! In London! While Cincinnati and Chicago are getting April showers, London is getting April sunburns. Since the weather is lovely, I decided it was about time I headed out in search of one of these babies:
I had to have one.
There is no McDonald’s in my neighborhood, so I had to venture through Regent’s Park to Baker Street. I’ve walked through the park a few times and there’s always a handful of people feeding the ducks, but today there were people everywhere — enjoying a sandwich on a bench, lying in the shade, pushing babies in “pushchairs” (why call it a “stroller” when you call it what it is?). I not only had to manuever around the pigeons too fat and lazy to get out of my way, but I had to move around people too. This must be what summer in London is like.
I finally made it to “MacDons” (as I’ve heard people here call it) and got my precious McFlurry. It was only £1.19 ($1.90), which seems cheaper than the US, but it also was about half the size of an American McFlurry (perhaps another reason Americans are fat?) I went back to Regent’s Park and ate it while sitting on a bench, shooing away the pigeons that wanted to taste something besides stale bread. I took some pictorial proof that the mystical Cadbury Creme Egg McFlurry exists. Here it is chilling with a waterfall in Regent’s Park:
And chilling on a park bench:
Close up of the half-eaten goodness: