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... height: 25.5599994659424px;">Today I farewelled the Bakery Kids (named as we live above a bakery) and made my way all the way to the end of the Jubilee line and two more stops to my new house in Leytonstone.
It didn't take me long to unpack as I only have one bag, but then came the task of buying duvets, covers, sheets.
I went into Stratford, into what I ...
... fusion choreography, lots of fun. It was a two
hour class, but the brain was more tired than the muscles by the end. The
people were all very friendly and had obviously been dancing for some time, no
beginners. Özgen has toured in Australia
and was interested in coming to New
Zealand too. One of the other students was
travelling back the same way as Tamara, which was ...
... down at Marble Arch just people watching, it was great. I think I could adapt to living in London and have already just started to walk out on the road. The thing I couldn't get used to is the young Muslim girls sitting with their hands out begging. Part of me wonders if this is an organized way of getting income for a group, but it's not nice to see. The other downside is the dirt and filth. Rubbish is everywhere and whenever I blow my nose, the tissue is black..yuck!
... stops later (as Sam and I begin to doubt our ambition of spending the afternoon in London), we arrive at the Waterloo station and get out close to the London Eye. We get in our Eye car just before a massive downpour - perfect timing! And still there's enough visibility to see all the mentionable monuments in the 360 degree brochure they give you. We had a great view of Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, the River Thames, and a distant view ...
... with rain. Only the second time we had rain in 3 weeks! The flower show was one of the main things determining our stay in London. I bought tickets online 3 months ago. The show is a sell out here with thousands of attendees. Oh well, thick upper lip, change into clothing that can get wet, put on my ugly old rain slicker with the charming hood, and my faux diamond encrusted black plastic flip flops from the dollar ...