Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Would you like a cuppa tea?

BTW that title was done in a really bad pommy accent.

I would just like to take the opportunity to apologise for any spelling mistakes, bad use of grammar and also sentances that don't make sense on this blog. Sometimes my brain and fingers don't work together and one or the other gets left behind to create something that leaves people wondering if I actually went to school, let alone get a degree in Communications/Professional Writing. I think my mum may be reading this shaking her head as she speaks english heaps good.

Ok, so now I am in sunny London. Yes, it's true, it is actually sunny. When I first arrived I think it was 22 degrees so everyone was sun baking in the parks. The amount of white flesh I was exposed to was a little scary. And disturbing. How about disturbingly scary? My first day here was a little bit of a blur. I got DRILLED at customs as to why I was in the country and why I didn't know my sister's street name. Hello, I hadn't slept for 24 hours! Then I got asked why I was going to Aberdeen and why I didn't know my cousin's job description amongst other questions. It was really full on!

In order to try and keep me awake my sister and brother in law took me to Kensington Gardens where we had a walk around and my nephew had a play in the playground. I managed to stay awake until 730 and then slept for 14 hours straight. It was awesome.

London is a lot different to New York. The colours here are a lot less vibrant. Like the colour of the sky, the houses and the scenery seem to be watered down and the whole vibe is just mild (this is the only word I can think to describe it). It's really hard to explain but I haven't clicked with the place as I did with New York.

Yesterday my sister and I went to a local park and had lunch. It felt very British. I don't know why. I didn't even have a cup of tea. I can't actually remember what we did after that. Later on that afternoon I went and met Hannah and some of her friends at London Bridge which was cool. Had my first tube ride which was no worries.

Today I went to Hampton Court which is a beautiful palace that belonged to Henry the somethingth (the dude who was a prick and beheaded a couple of his wives - men pfft). It had gorgeous gardens in which we had lunch. I am seriously going to have to be rolled off the plane when I come home as I am eating so well over here.

I am heading off to my youth hostel to start my tour on Thursday night. Well, staying there Thursday night for a 630am start on Friday morning. Hopefully I can get another entry in before hand.

Hope everyone is well. Let me leave you with a theory I am planning on developping while I am away. The way a toilet flushes is a good anaology of the country.....For example, the US had a very full on, brash, almost violent flush and sucked everything down in one quick go. Here in England the flush is very weak and puncy. Hmmmm, think about it at least. I think I am onto something.


Satisfied_client said...

You either jinxed yourself with that grammar disclaimer or went back and added it after you finished the post, 'cos it's definitely your best effort yet at bastardising the English language!

mister aj said...

Hey Ness, Annie and I have just returned from our little trip to Tassie and were just looking through your posts. It's actually really quite cool to keep track of your travels, it's like a little soap opera! Enjoy your flight to Ingerland. P.S. Can you post photo's? Or, do you need Jazz or I to fly over and show you how?

Satisfied_client said...

Can't wait for the continental crapper critique..... French: arrogant and smelly, German: moody and efficient, Italian: stylish and chaotic, Ibiza: pingin' 24/7!

crazyhighvoice said...

Hey ChicKadoodle!! am loving your posts. I too found the NYers exceedingly rude. Especially in a retail environment. Its a fact when you don't get tipped you don't need to smile. In a way I don't blame them - they are earning $5.70 an hour. I like your toilet theory. I couldn't get used tot he American loos. they fill half -way up with water and have really big bowls. I imagine its to hold their big American Asses.

wood said...

1. Hmmmm, do you think I can blame the jet lag for my muddled thoughts?? I had a quick read of that blog and I definitely bastardised the English language in that one! HA

2. Hey AJ - hope you had a good time away. Got your msg thanks. I can't post photos yet, my sister's computer is broken and I can only use the net. Hello, did I not post a picture of my backpack? I do have some inner nerd in me!!

3. Laura!! How much did you love the Fairway opposite the Beacon?! That's the supermarket I was in love with!! That's the place where the check out associates were so freakin' rude!!! Hope you are well xx

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Howdi Doodi SupaGirl,
Sounds like your having an Absolute Blast.
Look forward to reading about your next Adventure.
Take Care.
Davi Gravi.
P.s - We haved moved our Honeymoon to Next Year for a few reasons..
So make sure you Party for Me when you go to Greece. Yehaaaaaa..........

Dances_With_Zombies said...

Hey there WOOD!

How's things! Sorry I didn't reply to your email... it's a LONG story!! Can you drop me another one?? I have lost your address and don't have access to it anymore (long story again!)

Glad to hear all is well. I will be emailing less often for a bit but as soon as I check in again I will reply to whatever you can send me!!

Yes the UK world is 'milder' like a water color painting vs oils...! :-)

Chat soon!

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