Rain today, James tonight and Spain tomorrow.
Archive for October, 2005
Interesting thing about the English (maybe just ye olde Londoners) is how literal they can be. When you come across a converted warehouse apartment block on Southbank that is called “Sea Container House” you can be damn sure than 100 years ago, it was indeed a house for, well, sea containers.
So last night did infact involve fireworks. Real fireworks, the kind you can’t buy in Australia – even in Canberra. Jules (ex-housemate-now-London-expat) Sanders had acquired some and thought it a good idea to set them off in a park on our way to the tube station.
This involved jumping a tall, wet, very slippery fence around the park that had obviously been erected to keep out undesirable firework-launching hoodlums. After a bit of a tumble and torn jeans it successfully kept me out, but alas not the erstwhile Mr Sanders. They exploded at ground level after a failed launch and were damn impressive and even louder than you’d expect. Nice work. A thick pall of smoke covered the block and we evacuated rapidly.
So London remains as it was – expensive windy and wet. The flight was challenging and, despite various sleep inducements and 4 seats to myself, didn’t result in much sleep. The jet lag is fading now, though, and there’s adventure on the cards.
A couple of photos are available in gate lounge B.
Or up. More accurately with a flight in 10 hours I’m considering what I (don’t) need to pack.
At some point I’m going to travel only with my Crumpler bag. No check in luggage, just carry on. But I think London might be a bit cold this time of year to get away with travelling so lightly.
I’m tempted at the thought, though.
I think my gadgetry will comprise most of the mass, if not the bulk.. Digital camera, cables, charger, MP3 player, spare batteries, phone charger.
I guess I’m in holiday mode. Even packing seems like more effort than I care to expend right now!