Oct. 6th, 2008

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hello from the big bouncing bosoms of ye olde home-and-heart-land. we survived 24 hours in transit and got here at lunchtime.

we were met by a lovely driver (thanks mama ros!) who wore a very smart hat, and only smirked a little bit when we mentioned that we had had to pay excess baggage (burke and wills were lighter travelers than us. for serious.)

my mummy was here when we got home and she made us tea and ushered us into showers, and then served us homemade soup and chickpea pancakes. she had already cleaned the whole house, put fresh sheets on our bed, etc, before we got here. she let us sleep for an hour, then made us go for a walk, came with me to get groceries, and soon it will be a totally legitimate time to go to bed! huzzah!

will post photos of last days in london soon. possibly tonight. possibly tomorrow. we'll see how long i stay conscious!
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all that remains in the great travel log is to fill you in on what we got up to on our last few days in london...

victoria and albert museum )

the next day saj and i went for another jaunt in the city. we went to trafalgar square, saw lord nelson, and concluded that he must have been compensating for something:


then we went to the national portrait gallery

there were so many interesting interpretations of what a portrait actually is, and such a broad representation of how that has evolved through history. it was also interesting to see how the subjects of the paintings changed (from aristocrats and politicians to actors and athletes, with many others in between)

after that adventure we met up with [livejournal.com profile] daniel_bethany and [livejournal.com profile] nixwilliams and went to have drinks, CHIPS, and camden-shopping with a friend called lisa (who saj used to work with at acmi, but who now lives in london).
in camden with lisa )


the next day saj went to essex to educate some chavs, and [livejournal.com profile] daniel_bethany and [livejournal.com profile] nixwilliams and i went to the museum of natural history.
it was one of the coolest places i have ever been.
botany, ornithology, geekology... )

i was indulged in a trip to harrods after that, and was far too busy looking at the shiny things to take many photos - i couldn't resist this pearler of an opportunity, though:

klassy.



the next day we went back into the city again. this time the others went to the borough mrkets and did gross things lik eat cheese and brownies and buy teacups. i went to see 'shakespeare's globe' (which, of course, was not shakespeare's actual globe, but a reconstruction). i took a tour, on which i was told very little that i didn't already know, but it was very amusing to be shown around the theatre and to imagine a smelly, bawdy crowd of elizabethan sensation-seekers in place of the reverent american tourists.



and that's where the photos run out. the last day of the trip, while involving a lovely walk at hampstead heath, was a busy one involving packing and organising and planning etc, so i was too distracted to get ye olde pikture-clicker out.


thanks for reading my rants. i hope you had some vicarious fun!
*smishes*

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