04.12.2008 - 12.12.2008 8 °C
Firstly, Aeroplanes Suck, but as everyone already knows this I won't go into detail other than to say we slept 1 hour in 48. The only thing that got us through was this delicious organic natural nut bar available from a coles store near you.
Right, that's the product placement out of the way, now on with the blog!!
Somehow against all odds, our first week in London has been rain-free. You heard correctly...not one drop. Of course, it's unbelievably cold, LONDON IS COLD!! but at least it's not miserable and wet.
The first noticeable thing about London is that LONDON IS CONFUSING!! The sun starts going down so we head home, only to arrive back at Shane and Kristen's place and find that it is 4:30 in the afternoon. CONFUSING!! The cars drive on the sensible LEFT hand side of the road, but everyone walking insists on passing you on the RIGHT. CONFUSING!! I travel to the other end of the globe to get away from terrible Australian soaps and turn on the television and Neighbors and Home and Away have stalked me here, and if that is not enough, a British T.V network have commissioned their own Aussie Soap. CONFUSING!! And the Chaotic mish mash of double decker buses, cars, bikes and pedestrians makes for a dangerous, heart stopping trip to the shop across the road.
But enough of the ranting,
Our first week in this crazy place has been lots of fun with many adventures, mostly on foot thus far. The best adventure so far has been getting to know Tim's 15 month old cousin Daniel. He enjoys playing lots of ridiculous games, his favourite toy is a whoopee cushion and he can imitate a Kangaroo and an Octopus with hilarious results!!
There are lots of great things to see and do in London. Hyde Park is enormous and we have had many an enjoyable meander through the trees amongst the enormous ducks, friendly squirrels, and frowning businessmen.
Creepy lifelike dummies abound at the local museums, but we have seen some cool stuff at the Natural History Museum, where Caitlin picked out her engagement ring (joking of course...choke!!)
Another (tepid) highlight was spotting rapper 50 Cent filming a new movie on the Thames (although truth be told, there were two guys, and we couldn't figure out which one he was!) or so one of his rabid fans attempting to pose as a bodyguard told us.
London, London, London. It is at times ugly, beautiful, boring, fascinating, monochrome, colourful...you get the picture, and ergo....CONFUSING!!
Two exciting blogs "Star Watch" and "Harry Who??" coming soon so keep an eye out, or subscribe to be alerted when we update.