One last swinging night in London….

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We left Cambridge and met Andrea, Matt (had a residency in Dublin) and Andrea’s friend Sammantha at Leicester Square…..for Mark and me…it was our last night in London….we had an early flight…we didn’t finish packing….but somehow – it seemed right to do dinner, swings and pix with the gang – one last time.

We flew back to the States on Dec. 12 – we had about 2 hours of sleep….I got sick thanks to the crazy kids running around the plane….little children have germs – especially the loud and naughty ones.
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Comments (1) Dec 27 2004

Last Day in London

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only a few hours before we had to the tube to catch a train to Heathrow….so much to say….so much to show….and no more time….I’ll do my best….last blog from our flat…..we loved our flat so much….so damn easy to get around and quite cozy.

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We decided to visit Cambridge on our last day in England. A bunch of royalty and smart people attended this university.
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Comments (0) Dec 12 2004

Only a few days left…

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On Thursday – I went down to Leicester Square and found a cute little Christmas Carnival going on…I think this chap is supposed to be Charlie Chaplin….

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The grey statue is real. As in…a real human being….

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Leicester Square has a mess load of half-price ticket counters – so I picked up a cheap pair (22.50/each) for Chicago – for Thursday evening. If you want cheap tix – you have to buy them for that evening….I don’t think you can get cheap tix for future performances

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We had a blast at “Chicago”…..in London theaters – you can eat and drink in your seats…..and they still manage to keep everything clean. So…Mark bought some champagne for the second act.

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Last night….we thought it was snowing….so, I went home and changed out of my cute heels and into my sensible docs. I didn’t want to freeze to death or get hypothermia….all for the sake of fashion.

Then we walked out again…puzzled because it felt warm enough to be snow-free….then we noticed it was only snowing on one block…..I stuck my hand out and watched a “snowflake” plop in my palm….and dissolve like a soap bubble….wait a minute….it was a soap bubble! Just another stunt at one of clubs on the street we live.

Mark wanted to make sure I didn’t want to change back into my cute heels – since we were heading to another club…..I decided to keep my comfy shoes one. 🙂

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Had some Italian food….

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Went to Bar Rumba….great drum and bass….loud music and expensive drinks….and it was a decent crowd….the dancing kicked off around 11 or so….

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Found another drink specialty….the San Francisco….

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Then had a massive craving for hot dogs…..last week – I was looking for this guy after another night of bar hopping….and he was nowhere to be found….we track him down to Regents Street and satisifed my hot dog craving. It’s good business to have a hot dog cart for the late night party people….because you can’t get a bite to eat at any of the pubs or restaurants….they all close down so damn early.

Comments (0) Dec 10 2004

one more night in London…

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On Terri and Eileen’s last night in London – we headed over to the Texas Embassy to celebrate Terri’s b-day.
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Comments (1) Dec 07 2004

More Christmas sites in Central London

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Lot’s of Xmas trees in central London – this one’s at Covent Gardens
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Comments (0) Dec 07 2004

Bath….by night

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The Roman Baths at night are incredible….beautiful – hot – humid – and a touch mystical….but that could be the steam fogging up my contacts…

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Yeah…the Roman did the whole taking-over England thing….back in the day….they introduced the public baths to the Brits and a new way to indulge in religion.

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Comments (0) Dec 07 2004

Checking out the competition….

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Andrea invited us over to Bloomberg…..I had to say I’m a reporter for the Independent…..we were warned not to utter the ‘R’ word.

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Bloomberg likes to think big.

Oh yeah….I’m not suppose to take pictures at Bloomberg.

oops.
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Comments (0) Nov 28 2004

Louie goes to Greenwich.

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We took everyone to Greenwich….during Thanksgiving dinner, we thought it would be a good Saturday outing….except for Cub….sorry Cub! Cub had to work today….

Louie decided to come along.

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He snuck behind Andre’s back.
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Comments (1) Nov 27 2004

Late night in London….

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We went to dinner at the Lord of the Moon Pub on Whitehall – dinner was nice and cheap. We did the touristy stuff….took the touristy pix.

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Comments (0) Nov 27 2004

ok…apparently this blog is going to the bears…

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sheesh…

Andre…has an admirer….

Except she’s in the States.

I’m not even sure if Andre’s ready to date….he has issues about never growing up….kinda like Peter Pan….

maybe I should take more pix of humans

Comments (1) Nov 26 2004