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August 5, 2006

Tales from the Far Side of the World Part 2: Auld London Town

Filed under: geekery,news of the day — lexifab @ 8:36 pm

Whipped around the sights of Covent Garden and (nearly) Soho, visited a pub with a tree growing up through it (well, not growing any more, but you know what I mean), and achieved a lifetime’s ambition by actually going to the Forbidden Planet bookstore, only to realise that I’d done it a day too early. Terry Gilliam will be in-store today promoting his new film Tideland, which I’ve never heard of.

Also saw Marlborough House, where Fi’s bike club buddy Marion works for the Commonwealth Secretariat. It’s pretty swank for a summer place, I must say – the Heads of Government get a pretty over-the-top meeting room…

Sights and sounds continue to blur by, barely registering, but today I’m seeing my old school friend Dave P for the first time in nearly 20 years. So I must go, because we’re supposed to me meeting in an hour and I have to scraf down some brekky first. Adieu!

7 Comments »

  1. I went to the snow…

    I fell down a lot…

    Not quite the same but pretyy impressive all the same.

    PS. We need bread

    Comment by Jimbo — August 5, 2006 @ 10:55 pm

  2. Hey! A big hello to David P from me. Be sure to post all the details of his weird and wacky UK life for us.

    Comment by Dr Clam — August 6, 2006 @ 12:11 pm

  3. We’ll pick something up on the way home.

    Comment by lexifab — August 6, 2006 @ 5:34 pm

  4. Morning Doctor Clam. As it happens you came up in conversation with Dave yesterday, who recalls with no small amount of awe the fact that you used to do one-handed chinups in front of the library at school.

    He’s looking very well, and he and Ruth will probably be coming home in the next year or two. We may have to have a party.

    Comment by lexifab — August 6, 2006 @ 5:38 pm

  5. *I* used to do one-handed chin-ups? Now I feel really old and unfit and jealous of my younger self. Bring on the party!

    Comment by Dr Clam — August 7, 2006 @ 11:32 am

  6. Heya Dave – Anna has invited you to come and stay in Greece. She’s got room in the house in her village.
    (Also, she’s bored) Her number is +614 0888 0893 – send her an SMS if you’re interested.

    Comment by Andrew — August 11, 2006 @ 12:00 am

  7. Thanks for the invite, but given the state of the airlines at the moment in the UK (i.e. total fucking meltdown), I think we’ll probably be better off sticking to our current itinerary. But I am sorry that Anna’s bored – can’t be much fun stuck there by herself. We’ll have to try to make it up with a visit later.

    Comment by lexifab — August 12, 2006 @ 8:26 pm

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