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... bestest project I've ever delivered at work, I figured it’s the right time to rectify that. The kind people at work agreed to me taking three months off. My incredible partner Martina has agreed to babysit me. And so the adventure begins.
Years ago, my buddy Al told me contrasting stories: he juxtaposed a trip we’d made to Los Angeles which he now recalls as a bit of a dream; with a subsequent trip he made ...
... boat! The whole boat is also centrally heated, so it was really cozy even with low overnight temperatures. It was a cold, sunny winter's afternoon, so we all set off for Longleat - home of the eccentric 7th Marquess of Bath, who is an 83 year old hippie, and has a wife and over 70 'wifelets' some of whom live on various parts of the estate too. Longleat is also a Safari Park. These grand houses have to make some money to stay in reasonable condition! At Christmas, they have ...
... in Camden Market. Then, after a late lunch and a walk along the High Street, I decided it was time for a nap. I needed to be home when Jenny got off work anyway.
When she arrived, we got our things together and went to meet some of her friends (several of whom I had already met once or twice) at a small brewery near her flat for dinner and some beers. We had great food, great beer, and ...
... in the first few hours was the culture shock. As I had
adapted easily, quickly and happily to the language differences in Spain and
Italy, it should have been extra smooth to be in an English speaking
environment. But unlike Spain and Italy, every time I went to speak with
someone I braced myself to be misunderstood or unheard, and I spoke LOUD AND
SLOW assuming they needed me too. Also I had to work to process what was said,
as somehow ...
... restaurants which is now open in London). We strolled around Picadilly Circus and made the first of many trips to the Cath Kidston store for some lovely handbags and accessories.
Our first full day in London was a lovely warm day and we headed straight to Buckingham Palace for the Changing of the Guard. Along with half the planet we pushed our way up to the fence for a good look and a few photos. Then it was off to Westminister Abbey to join ...