A sunday in London.
Nothing special or favorite about London,I just live here. My kids,my friends , my trees are all here, maybe thats all there is to it...
Got up at 10am washed,had some cornflakes
had a Nescoffee and my first cigarette of the day , got dressed ,vent out to a junk market very near me,looked at some interesting books,records,did not see anything I fancied.
walked on to the main road ,got into safeways supermarket,bought some milk,bread,cheese,cigarettes,daily express newspaper,walked through the "East street "market bought some oranges and bananas then walked home enjoying the sun ,the trees beginning to sprout their leaves ,watched the golden daffodills in full bloom,got back home,watched the war on tv,turned on my pc logged on to VT. Meeting Maura a long time ago,watching my kids grow up get jobs and have a daughter each as time vent by.
when I am away I miss my house and watching "East enders" on TV.
George Orwell lived here
You know how much history there is in London - it's all over the city for you to see. So many famous people lived in London. Many are commemorated throughut the city. For example, this building in the Notting Hill area is where author George Orwell lived. Signs like this are all over London - be on the lookout for them, you never know when you'll run into one.
Go to visit some VT-friends.......
This idea from going to London started with plans to organize a meeting in London. Rieke and I just met once on a VT-meeting in Antwerp and we made the decision to go to London for a weekend !!!
And what a GREAT time we had............ The VT meeting and of course Riekes' company :-))
London's West End nightclubs
To keep the upmarket aura, West End night clubs normally turn away male-heavy, large or segregated groups. Typically, you can't just rock up to any venue and walk straight in, but you need to be on a guestlist unless you are either famous, well-connected or just absolutely stunning.
There are companies and organisers (for instance Alpha Parties is one) who will make it easier for you to get in, but to play it safe, you should always dress smart, arrive early (10-10.30pm) and make sure you are in small mixed groups of as many girls as guys (4-5 max). The queues can usually get massive on weekends. This might not be quite so bad on weekday evenings if you come early though - but in general it is harder for guys to get in after 11pm.
Tube Etiquette No 4: Smiling
Just like the talking on the tube, if you really want to freak people out just stare at someone and smile. Watch the reaction... again they're thinking you're a sandwich or 5 short of a picnic or that they won't be sleeping alone tonight.
people don't really smile on the tube they don't even really look at people (during rush hour anyway). Its a horrible fact but sometimes it's best just to just to go with the flow. If in any doubt give the smiling a go... the reactions can be hillarious, just be careful who you do it to.