Blogs from Southwark, Greater London, England, United Kingdom, Europe


Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London » Southwark February 2nd 2013

Back in late Augsut I secured tickets up the Shard, The View, for Scott's birthday for the opening weekend. The first day of opening was Friday 1st Feb, and it wasn't a very nice day. So we were rather pleased to awake to a blue sky and sunshine on Saturday morning. The clouds did start to roll in, however it made for a dramatic sunset of west london and Battersea Power Station which was dripping in flaming light. The entry all went rather smoothly for the second day of being opened. Only slight hiccup was you couldn't use the E-ticket on your device, they printed the ticket out. There were two lifts up and it was all done rather nicely with murals and videos while you waited and in the lift. Mind you we didn't do ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London » Southwark August 22nd 2012

Had a splendid day out in London town on Monday where I managed to glimpse the Eye (enormous!) and take a tour of Shakespeare's Globe. My original plan was to fit in the Tate Modern as well, but time seemed to escape me and it was a choice between that and the Globe. A choice between art and literature? For me literature wins. The Globe was fascinating, even though the reconstruction has some obvious changes that make it suitable to a modern day performance (lighting so performances can be done at night for one thing). I stopped for a while on the Southbank to take in the sites and sounds, and also enjoyed being a spectator to one or two quality street performers. Tuesday I spent the day with my cousins at their house in Egham ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London » Southwark April 10th 2012

MY HELL IN UK PRISON Dedictated to the following people who were all part of something so criminal and sinister I could hardly expect it possible in a country that claims to have freedom, justice and democracy. You were all part of doing something very evil and wrong and I firstly would like to say that I forgive you but secondly say that I shall not forget what you have doen and I hope the world will see what you have doen and you will be held to account for your crimes. Thus, without prejudice( why - because this is written by a 3rd party)... I nominate the following as public enemies: Ewelina Denton,Ela Baran, Ursula Sienczak,DC JP Wedger,Neena Crinion, Laura Brickman,Judge Mervyn Roberts, Dr. P. Parnes, J.Tarchikovski, K.Ruchinski,Marie Parnes-Simmonds,Yvonne Lewers,Martin Behugiar of The Harrow Times, ... read more
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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London » Southwark March 14th 2012

Yesterday was my last day in London for awhile as I depart henceforth to Espana! Ay de mi que fabuloso, you might being saying to yourself. Maybe not. Regardless— Yesterday I went to the Tate Modern Art Museum and I can honestly say that it’s one of the most stimulating and beautifully presented collections I’ve seen while here. The space itself is reminiscent of an enormous warehouse, the entrance has a high ceiling tangled with intersecting metal supports. The walls of each floor offer a depiction of a timeline including artists and movements to contextualize the material and remind one of chronology. The place is all clean lines with personality instead of coolness and clever touches. In return for my coat at the coat check, I got a small metal tile with a number. How cool ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London » Southwark July 3rd 2011

I forgot to add our trip to the Imperial War Museum. Milo couldn't move in till 6 pm, we had some time to kill and took the tube over to super big guns, and air planes, submarines, and even trenches!! We both agreed our 30 minute trip could of been extended for a couple hours. Miles then also said that. "Now that is the way to do a museum." ...we are a little different.... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London » Southwark June 3rd 2011

This is my first blog entry since becoming unemployed - ahem, I mean 'freelance', as do they all - on May 27. As an earlier blog here details, I've taken a break from my career to go to university. I have taken a bit of a punt in leaving the job without having a place at uni secured, going on faith (as usual) and hoping a little luck will fall upon my cause. Until then, my job is to rest. Which does make me sound like a convalescant grandma: and I sort of am, as I've spent most of my time out of work so far in Kings' College hospital or the local GP surgery, or on the phone to either of them. As dictated by the law of Sod, on my very first day out ... read more
the house
heena visits!
dan visits!

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London » Southwark March 10th 2011

2/27/11- Today I was to excited to sleep, knowing I was attending my first football match in Europe. However after waking up at 630 and not being able to get back to sleep till 730 I woke up at 10. I showered and went in to the kitchen for breakfast. I made 2 eggs, 2 hash browns, 4 strips of bacon, a piece of toast, and baked beans. (customary for English breakfasts) It was a great breakfast, but I was off to the stadium. I rode the tube there taking the jubilee line but had to switch to hit upton park. As soon as I switched trains I noticed a different atmosphere. Everyone was wearing West Ham United colors and seemed excited about the upcoming event. I marched to the stadium side by side with ... read more
After the game
Final Score

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London » Southwark February 24th 2011

Day 15- I woke up late and got out of bed with enough time to shower and make eggs. I went to investment analysis today and it was interesting however the teacher still upsets me. His attitude is just completely different from what I was expecting, I don’t understand why he teaches it if he doesn’t like the stock market. At night I went to spoons, they have a burger & beer deal. I got a gourmet burger with half fries, half onion rings. I ordered a Carlsberg to go with it. After we ate we all ordered pitcher mix drinks. I got something called a WOO-WOO. Jomar made a bet that Michael couldn’t chug the 3/4ths left of his pitcher. Michael was down for it. He took out all the ice and downed it like ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London » Southwark February 17th 2011

Day 12- This was the first time I experience the British heath care. I woke up feeling terrible, I could barely swallow. During the night I woke up several times soaked in sweat. I decided it was necessary to visit the doctor. I emailed my ISA advisor and she told me to call some places to see if they would take me. 3 places said no and when I was just about to break down she called and told me to go to one just down the street. I had to go to school and print something off first. This was not very fun since the computers took forever to start up and then I couldn’t figure out how to get the document to print. Finally, it worked but I was exhausted. I made my way ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London » Southwark February 17th 2011

Day 10-Today I went to Stratford upon Avon, it was awful because I had to wake at 7 am to make it to the tube station at 740. It didn’t help that my flat-mates through a flat party with around 70 people in attendance. I enjoyed it while I was still up but then as I was trying to fall asleep, it was a little to loud so I ended up staying up til 5 am. However, I made it to the tube station and fell asleep on the bus ride there. I could go on for days about the sites I saw at Stratford-upon-Avon, and it had double meaning for me since I am taking a Shakespeare class. It was interesting to see where the playwright grew up, went to school, and now where his ... read more
Royal Shakespearian Theater
Country side
Warwick Castle

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