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More London

I just love London. It's a fantastic city and you're almost guaranteed to not run out of things to do. The annoying bit is how, like so much of Europe, it still is not really a 24 hour city. Sure, you leave a club at 2 in the morning and their might be a kebab shop or something, but a restaurant you can sit down at? Not really. Or a grocery store for that 4 in the morning shopping? Not that I notice. Oh, I'm sure those things are here and there, but they're few and far between and London's a big city, making the "between" even bigger.

This being Europe and since Europe values quality of life as much as quantity, it should come as no surprise that Easter weekend was a four-day paid weekend. Very relaxing. It started last Thursday when I went to Fabric with some friends. Three floors of incredibly loud (and good) techno and electro. The music must have given everyone a headache, though, as people were popping aspirin left and right.

*cough*

In other news, women on aspirin are very friendly.

Had someone try to lift my wallet on the dance floor. I immediately grabbed it, whirled around, only to find myself looking up at a six foot forever wall of meat. He just looked down at me, smiled, nodded, and walked away.

Went to Bayswater on Saturday to look for flats. Ran into a very strange girl who glommed on to me, was hitting on me like mad (including making very explicit suggestions that I'll not repeat here) and generally creeped me out. If she wasn't a damned loon, I would have been flattered. Kind of ruined a big chunk of the day as I'm not terribly good at saying "you're a god-damned freak and need to go away now".

Sunday and Monday were mostly spent in Upper Warlingham, celebrating a brother's birthday, enjoying watching the grill burn the chicken and sausages and seeing my new nephew, Riley (about 3 weeks old and cute as a button, but don't tell anyone I said that).

Next week I'll probably be seeing Break Out. I've already seen one performance by this group (Jump) and it was fantastic, so I'm looking forward to a great show.

Yeah, I love London.
Sounds fantastic.
Thanks for writing about your experiences there; London's definitely a city I'm getting more interested in visiting one day.
I want to come over! You're having to much fun! LOL I hope it keeps up! You deserve it! Can't wait to meet the others! On the other hand now I have some nieces to make frilly dresses and dolls for!
And Riley! I promise not to make frilly's for Riley! LOL Bet he'd like a rabbit though.
European aspirin is good for you (-;

Do you take visitors? Are you planning on going to Infest?

Glad to hear that you're having such a good time and don't regret leaving the US. And yes, I remember those 4-day paid Easter holidays... WTF am I doing here?!...
My god, I can't believe I haven't answered this one yet.

Of coure, I take visitors. Particularly when they're tall, leggy, sexy German women :)
That sounds like my kind of aspirin.

I can't wait for some four day weekends of my own. I get to see my little niece in about ten days. Yay!
The longer you're in London, the more you're going to need to learn to say "you're a god-damned freak and need to go away now" - but at least life in London is never dull!
If you move to Bayswater, you will at least have a 24-hour grocery on Westbourne Grove ... and you'll be close to Notting Hill if you need aspirin for that cough ;-)