Sunday, 14 October 2012

London - Pt 1

At the beginning of October I went to London for a few days - it was for work except work cancelled and I decided to go anyway.

Being overly keen to depart the Emerald Isle I might have arrived too early so I took up residence in the lounge and did my arrowords while waiting for my (tiny) plane.

On the first night (I arrived on a Saturday) I went to The Intrepid Fox (great bar in central London that plays rock/metal) with some people and discovered someone still uses Impulse deodorant. I thought that stuff had died out in the 90s/early 00s. Clearly not. 

David was having a great time, his double whiskey/pint of Guinness to every single Vodka/Redbull I'd had meant that he was away with the fairies by the time we left.

I didn't do very much on the Sunday because I felt sick from imbibing too much Redbull. Never mind the vodka, it was definitely the Redbull. The heartburn was something else.

On Monday I was happy to lie down most of the day, I was still feeling 'off' and I watched 'Helicopter Heroes' - the title says it all.  Everybody was rescued and everybody lived. UK TV is wick.  USA TV is amazing.  I love the program where people bid on lock-ups. Odd but it works. I don't have Sky/Cable so no Honey Boo Boo for me.

Monday evening I went to meet my (twin) brother (photo above) at London Bridge, marveled at the Shard and ate pizza.  The new iOS6 map issue clearly hasn't been resolved as it placed Pizza Express in the middle of the River Thames.  London at night is fantastic. It is a whole different place. I love London in the Autumn. Just before walk beside the Thames you have to walk under two tunnels - The second tunnel is like a light show - sorry for the sh1t photo but you know, the LEDs do move very quick:

On Tuesday I had a few hours to kill (about 6) so I walked everywhere. I am obsessed with the British Museum so went there and visited the other parts I hadn't managed to get to the last 50 times I'd visited. Here are a few teaser shots:

I also went to Pizza Hut in Cambridge Circus, Trafalgar Square, The National Portrait Gallery, St Martins-in-the-Field Crypt, Forbidden Planet, Neal's Yard, Soho, St Giles, Shaftesbury Avenue.

I saw a GOLD postbox - to commemorate a Gold Medalist from the GB Olympics Team - not sure which one lives in Wimbledon but clearly someone does or it was a joke:

I have a lot of photos from London - I tried to make collages but they look naff so I'll put up another page and you can wow at the wonders of the British Museum!

I have the Absolute Classic Rock station on and am loving it.  Proper classic rock today. Just belted my heart out to Bohemian Rhapsody and  few other rock power ballads.  I am currently reading The Heroin Diaries by Nikki Sixx and Narcopolis by Jeet Thayil.


  1. Dave doesn't look like he's feeling any pain...for that matter, neither do the ladies.

    I need to get drunk.

    Storage many hours have logged trying to get the couch pillow in the proper position behind my head while watching these idiots fight over bad furniture and rusty tools. I don't know how many exactly but, every one of them was lovely.

    1. I love US TV. You are so lucky. The highlight of my evening is a 'live' episode of a soap set in the countryside. Storage Wars - scripted right?

      David is pretty hardcore - he can tolerate stinking hangovers, I can't. I wallow in self pity and nausea.

    2. I don't know if it's scripted but surely they plant items in those lockers.

      We are hooked on Revenge right now...hooked bad.

      You've been assigned your team ma'am.