25th Jul 2009 - 26th Jul 2009 - England 3
The weekend - thank goodness
Slept in til 1100 as was tired. This getting up at 0625 during the week lark is taking its toll as is workeing 5 days a week rather than 4 days a week. The plan for today was to do a bit of tidying up - going thru drawers, throwing stuff out etc and I did do a bit. Also did the laundry. Headed out at 1400 to go over to Wandsworth to visit liz and scotts new place as well as doing a photo exchange. As usual no jubillee line so walked, bus and overground trained it to Clapham Junction where I met Andrew and Nancy and then another bus and walk to their apartment. Its right next to a newish shopping mall and cinema complex as well as a big park. A modern 2 bedroom apartment on the 22nd floor with wonderful views out towards south and south west London towards Wimbledon. I would have to say the rest of us were dead jealous. It was beautiful - one double and a large single as well as ensuite plus other bathroom - all modern and gorgeous and wonderful views as well as Sky TV with a huge screen that they have brought. I could so live there and be very happy - and actually i will live there for 10 days before I leave and maybe when I come back. We sat around watching the all Blacks lose to the Spring Boks and then exchanged photos as everyone has photos of me on their cameras and I had none of me. Went to the shops and got pizza and wedges fro dinner and then played on the Nintendo Wii. They now not only have 2 guitars but also a drum kit. i was the drummer - cos its easier than the guitar and I acquitted myself well on the beginner level. It is not fun as you are so busy concentrating it takes all the fun out of it. Left about 2300 and discovered whilst checking the TFL website before we left that we were not going to make the Overground in time for the last train so afetr a bit of messing around caught and bus to Notting Hill gate and then another to Kilburn where I left Andrew and nancy and another bus and then a 15 minute walk and home by 0030.
Today up at 1100 again after reading to 0130. Messed about for a bit and then walked to Finchley Road to get some groceries - have not done this before but knew it was possible. 50 mins gradually uphill and the next 25 mins down hill. Had a panini for a late lunch and then the groceries. I was bussing home but decided to be clever and not take the rail replacement bus but rather catch 2 buses which would eventually get me to the end of my street as i had heavy bags due to cleaning products (for next weekend). I waited 20 mins for the foirst bus and as I was about to get off it I saw my next bus just go past and I knew it would be another 20 min wait. very frustrating. Home by 1630 just in time for Lewis on TV as there is crap on in the evening. Washed my shoes as they were beginning to smell - actually might email someone to send me some Grans remedy as they have nothing like it over here and it is really the only thing that works. Now catching up on the blog.
This time next week i will have moved out of the box - kinda happy and sad....
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