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It was another early start today (well 9am) as we were heading to Hastings for a bit of fossil hunting. Geoff had booked all six of us in for the tour but when we saw Hastings, June and I decided a bit of shop hunting might be in order. The team didn't need to meet Keith until 12.30 as the tides need to be right so we went for a wee wander into …
We then had to walk, rather swiftly, down to Shaftesbury Avenue to see the fantastic "Book of Mormon" musical - well, I enjoyed it, although Liz was a little less enthusiastic!
When we emerged into daylight at around 5pm, London was bathed in a beautiful early evening glow, as th sub prepared to set. We wandered down to the Mall, popped into the ICA for half an hour, then walked through St James's Park to Buckingham Palace, ...
... say TMI?" My other favorite moment on the plane was when it came time for dinner. The flight attendant came to us and asked if I wanted red or white wine with my meal. My parents both said "No, thank you". I was not about to miss out on anything and immediately replied "White, please." My mom and dad thought this was hilarious. I was also very excited to get cheesecake for dessert on the plane. After settling into our hotel ...
... back under me again, I'll be aiming to get my corrections done and get some money back together. I will, in the mean time, be searching for my first post doctoral position in America. Nobody knows what the future has in store for them, but I am determined (as I always have been) to seek out the things that make me happy and I am so very very excited about this next step.
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... I have to say, they are pretty impressive and probably worth the long wait. Other notable spots included Trafalgar Square and Piccadilly Circus; both were interesting and packed with tourists. But the real gem for me was a pub called the Cheshire Cheese with a sign out front that read, 'Rebuilt in 1667'. REBUILT! You have to love the age of these places. I wandered down into the deep and extensive cellar of the Cheshire Cheese and it really did feel ...
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