Published: February 21st 2007February 21st 2007
I'm sitting outside writing this blog entry...people who know me well will know why I'm crazy enough to sit outside in the cold. I think i'm immuned to the cold now anyway! Monday morning we were up with a lark for our interview with Teach London Agency in the city. As usual, Jillian is impaitiently waiting for me to get organised but I knew we had plenty of time to get lost...which we did....but we got there on time. We start work Monday as supply teachers - so we're baby sitting basically and getting paid good money to do so - woohoo!!
We experienced the ride of our lives on the tube (underground train). Wow! What a thrill it was too...this train travels faster than the speed of light! We laughed for the entire duration of the ride and held on for dare life. The initial take off throws you back you could get whip lash and before you can try to balance upright again - she's fired forward 100km/hr in 5 seconds.
Not a lot has happened this week, we're just takin' it easy before we start work next week. Jillian and I will go
wednesday night fever!
mad with the camera tonight when we visit the local pub...its always an adventure walking up there...meet sooo many people from different walks of life.
We've made plans for a trip to Paris for a week next month...exciting stuff...so many great deals its hard to choose which offer is best. Going to Athens Greece with Rietta in two weeks for a long weekend as well as a quick stop in Nicosia Cyprus to see my friend Elie. Who would of thought we'd be visiting all these places in one month???!!!!
Some experiences we've encountered that we thought to be a little strange are....
* can't exchange currency at the local bank - have to go to the travel agent (bizarre)
* mail comes through a hole in the door - no mail boxes
* baths are more common than showers - (what a waste of water and time)
* nzl public holidays are celebrated in england - (but only in pubs)
* there's a pub on every street corner (pub 'o clock is at any time)
* british money is too big to fit in your purse
* bus drivers are rude and don't know street names
just zones and stop A, B, C etc...
* you have to keep to the right side when walking - but cars drive on the left
* the street lamps are beautifully designed unlike the concrete poles with a flood light on it in australia
* at least four or five convenience stores on same street run by different ethnic groups
* alcohol can be purchased at the convenience store
* taxi cars are unique - no one else drives the same model
Rightio, we're off to the local! 'til the next blog...ciao
There are more photos below