this is Nics travel blog: Self Fulfilling Prophecy.
here i plan on posting updates, rants, raves and other general information and tidbits associated with my travels
Monday, 16 April 2007
It's always better on holiday So much better on holiday That's why we only work when We need the money Franz Ferdinand, Jacqueline
so been here for a little while now. been upto a buncha stuff, mostly getting to know Clapham, where chris lives and just chilling out and relaxing (or 'chillaxing' as chris and angus like to call it).
finished up my round of antibiotics the other day and it just so happened to be a saturday night, so chris, malin (chris' girlfriend) and lisa (one of their flatmates) went out in the city. it was a choice between a place called metro which apparently plays cool music or a gay bar called ghetto. SOMEHOW we ended up at ghetto... but it was heapsa fun and they played pretty good music, you just had to accept the odd lapse into the typical gay anthems.... haha OH and chris found this old pair of glasses so they provided us with HOURS of fun that night too.
oh and that day they had the Grand National - basically their equivalent of our melbourne cup. i backed 4 horses spending a grand total of 6 pounds. the Grand National is a steeplechase race - where they jump 30 times over hedges and water and that... and most of the horses get nailed trying to do it! the race had 40 starters and only 13 finished! two of mine stacked it on the 19th fence but i had two finishers - one in second and one in 7th. i won a grand total of about 4.50 pounds. worth it though, was a fun race and entertaining watching all the horses crash out! haha
day after that a bunch of us went and hung out at the Clapham Common - basically a massive park thingy 5 mins walk from their house and spent the day lazing in the sun. was great! beautiful day as well - singlet, shorts and thongs type of weather so was perfect! we set ourselves up with a whole buncha food, drink, newspapers, magazines, ipod speakers, cards etc and ended up being there for most of the day. good times
other highlights of london i've failed to mention yet
hot & powerful shower/normal toilet/drinkable water
toast and vegemite!
'Sex Court' on tv.. oh i wouldnt believe that show existed if i hadnt seen it the other night
beer on sale EVERYWHERE (yet on the news they always seem to find other reasons for their resulting chronic drinking culture...)
not so good things -
police sirens are almost constant
freeezing cold toilet seat at night
they dont have a dvd player (and i bought a buncha dvds in thailand!)
conversion rate.. (you just hafta not think about it...)
absolutely loving it though pics are up from the saturday night and sunday at the common
anyways im outta here. i got a mobile number over here now - 07810060464 so send me a message or whatever if ya want
oh and me and chris are going to see daft punk at hyde park in june! so excited!
i've decided that now is the time for me to make my first overseas endeavor, and so i am doing a bit of traveling, doing a bit of working, and mostly just doing a bit of everything.
so i leave (or have already left!) Sydney on March 3 for numerous overseas locations: some already planned, many not.
wish me luck!
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