London, day 2

I needed some time off to get the mind back from Hong Kong World to Normal World. This meant a solid sleep in a room larger than my shoe, some lazing about on a couch, classy pizza for lunch in Richmond, and not really straying too far from home. It also meant going for a run through Richmond Park, which is awesome – it’s got deer wandering about and everything!

And even better, it meant a trip to the supermarket for some British supplies. My most exciting purchases was some authentic looking Ginger Marmalade (something I had as a kid at my grandparents), little wrapped Kit Kats in a long pack (also haven’t had them since I was a kid at my grandparents, they just feel different), and some awesome Caramel Wafers.

London, day 2

Lorrie called me while I was in the supermarket. I think my first words were “Lorrie! I’m buying GINGER MARMALADE!” Followed by lots of giggling. Exciting stuff.

The real big excitement for the day though was seeing Jane for the first time in many, many years. She’s awesome! Even more awesome now that she’s a real geek too. Ha! And I was too excited by it all to remember to take photos.

London, day 2

London, day 2

We met at St Pauls and headed for a pub that we could stand outside of and drink, because that’s apparently what British people do. Bloody weird. Met up with her boyfriend who is really nice and really English, and drank more cider. Hours later, we finished with the other Must Do in London, curry on Brick Lane. Well, we tried to go somewhere nicer for curry, but it was packed out. Brick Lane it was!

We hugged farewells many hours later, and I tubed home. The place is growing on me.

More photos from London, day 2 on Flickr.

From August 13, 2010.

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