May. 31st, 2008 09:35 pm
webbgirl: (London-BigBen)
Tomorrow is my last full day in the UK. I don't wanna go home.

I did get to watch Doctor Who live tonight which was 'yay'. I'm really glad that I hadn't read any spoilers and can't wait for next week.

I'll be spending tomorrow in London again. I'm planning on going to the Doctor Who exhibit in the morning and then wandering around the city again. I've hit most of the cullinary must haves at this point, pasties, pie with mushy peas and mash and fish and chips. Tomorrow will be to wander and see what other souvenirs I can find and cram into my GINORMOUS suitcase for the trip back.

Crossing my crossables that the weather holds.

Me again.

May. 28th, 2008 08:30 pm
webbgirl: (Bugs1)
Had a wonderful afternoon with [livejournal.com profile] wadjet_theperv today wandering around Bristol (some of it unintentional). We had some lunch and wandered through the market in town. We're off to Cardiff tomorrow and according to the news the weather may even clear up a bit. I tried mushy peas for the first time and they were actually better than I thought they'd be.

She asked me how I was doing with the accents and I told her for the most part I can understand folks fine. I do feel a little like I'm in the middle of a Harry Potter movie though. I'm also getting used to different phrases and idioms that are used. I've almost gotten passed giving folks the "confused dog" look when they ask if I want something "for here or take away". I understand the words, but for some reason my brain has had issues processing them.

I've also noticed that the emphasis is placed in different spots in words than with Americans. The one that I heard a couple of times on the news broadcast was controversy. It seems like the emphasis is placed more on the middle syllable than the first one. It takes a few second to work out what certain words actually are because of that.

Anyhoo, tomorrow night will be Cardiff and TW related pics!

ETA: I also just read a rumor that Steven Moffat has asked Neil Gaiman to write an episode of Who for the season year after next! How completely AWESOME would that be?? Need to check if Gaiman is going to be at Comic Con again this year.


May. 25th, 2008 04:54 pm
webbgirl: (DW-Ten)
I'm finally in Bristol and in a hotel room and online. Not without a few issues, but I'm here.

I'd apparently forgotten to notify my bank that I'd be out of the country for a couple of weeks. They put a complete hold on my account and I couldn't use my regular card for when I checked in at the London Hotel, then I couldn't use any card when I got to Bristol. I was sure that I was going to be sleeping at the train station. Luckily I got in touch with my bank (thank GOD for a cell phone that works in Europe) and cleared everything up. Now I just have to deal with the indignity of using IE for my internet connection (and why doesn't the Semagic spell check recognize the word internet? That's just damn funny.). Apparently Firefox and the internet at this hotel are not friendly.

Anyhoo...I'm here and settled and YAY!


May. 23rd, 2008 08:00 pm
webbgirl: (JB-Tongue)
I'm in London (well, West Drayton actually). The flight here was decent though there were a few rough spots turbulence wise on the way. I also have a krik in my neck from being in the plane seat for almost 10 hours. I did get up twice for about 5 minutes a shot to stretch.

I went into central London and did some touristing today. It's funny. I was actually a little 'meh' about seeing London initially. It's just not somewhere I've ever had a burning desire to visit for whatever reason. I'm now officially a convert. As soon as I walked up out of the Picadilly tube station I was in love with the city. I walked around and actually ended up stumbling across a changing of the guards at Buckingham Palace. St. James park is gorgeous. I walked all around it and then over to Westminster Abbey and Waterloo. Then I took one of the bus tours around the city. The girl doing the tour was pretty great. She was kind enough to pause and show where Sean Bean got married (apparently his wife was a former tour bus guide so they're all quite proud of her) and she showed the flat where Robbie Williams used to live. Since I was about the only one under 60 I think I had more appreciation that most. *g*

I'm kind of loving how late the sun sets here. Though, it does rise awfully early too. Only those of you who live in latitudes towards the equator will really get that.

I'm going back tomorrow and do some more poking around. I'll post pics once I get them uploaded. Must remember to replace the batteries in my camera tonight.

Also? I've decided that European men in general are my 'thing'. HUMINA!


May. 21st, 2008 04:18 pm
webbgirl: (WB-ElmerSMOG)
I'm off to shower and then to the airport and then a 10 hour flight to LONDON!!!!! I'm not sure how much I'll be online for the next couple of weeks (I will be taking my laptop with me though).

In case I'm not around, have fun. I'd say behave but I know that many of you would grumble about that.

For those of you who have a long weekend coming up, ENJOY!


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