Tuesday, April 24, 2007

OK



Realise I am in danger of being the bore who goes on at such length about her holiday that people cross the road in front of double decker buses in order to avoid me so I promise this will positively be the last time I go on about last week.

But as an aside - what a great match I have just watched - Man Utd v A.C.Milan.

We met up with Messalina on Wednesday evening who was looking gorgeous....being in love suits her! After sharing a bottle of wine me and Reidski headed off to see Camera Obscura at Koko in Camden. Great band, great gig - except for some annoying twats at the back who mistakenly thought we were paying good money to listen to them talking very loudly amongst themselves rather than to hear the band.

Thursday we took the boat up the Thames from Greenwich to Westminster which is a wonderful way to see a truly stunning capital city. Later we met Marc and Deana who were over from Chicago and who we would never have met were it not for blogging..even though neither of them do actually blog - far too sensible! We first met them last year, and that was a brilliant night out but this was even better. We ended up in China Town with me providing a live demonstration of just exactly how inept I am with chopsticks. Deana and I share a theory that Marc and Reidski were separated at birth being so precisely on the exact same wave length. Thank you both for a really memorable night.

And I guess that pretty much wraps up my 'What I Did On My Holidays' essay, apart from the not unimportant matter of finding Reidksi somewhere new to live as from next week. He will be living on the site of what was Millwall's old ground, the original Den. I am sure that was the major factor in his decision to take the place.

One final comment. It seemed that where ever we went last week (OK - except for Kent) the London marathon runners were expected along there a few days later. Bloody hell fire - it really did bring it home to me just how flaming far a marathon is...and yes, before anyone says it I know - 26.2 miles.

9 comments:

Yorkshire Pudding said...

It all just goes to prove that you don't have to travel far afield to have a great holiday. You're right that London is an amazing city and through Reidski you are clearly getting to really explore it. I sometimes say to kids in my school that London is fantastic though hardly any of them have been there and they are mostly very negative about this fabulous country. Sad really.

Reidski said...

Some great memories of an utterly fantastic week JJ. Can we do it again next week - oh, wait, I'm moving house then!

marc said...

Well now that the hangover has finally begun to abate, I can't believe I wasn't doing 'aerial ballet' with the chopsticks! It seemed so easy at the time, I thought I was being bloody brilliant with them. Thank f**k there wasn't film footage of it....Reidski & I are each other's doppleganger, always wondered why after a few, I tend to lapse into a west of Scotland accent...

Danny Brothers said...

Hey, great blog, I've stuck a link up on my own Cobblers blog to here :) Keep up the good work!

Danny
aloadofcobblers.blogspot.com

J.J said...

YP - ours is a wonderful country, and so many contrasts. In America a friend of mine drove 800 miles with no noticeable change of scenery....think what a 800 mile journey in the UK would take us past.

Reidski - it was fabulous. Thank you for everything.

Marc - glad the hangover is finally in retreat! And I share your relief about lack of film footage.

Danny, hello and welcome! I was amazed to find your blog...two of us writing about the mighty Cobblers - what great taste we both have! Thanks for the link and it is reciprocated.

Shooting Parrots said...

Yes it was a great match, albeit 'squeaky bum' time

timesnewroman said...

JJ there were people talking?? at the gig and Reidski didn't KILL them??? My go you have mellowed him somewhat!

timesnewroman said...

my "God" you have mellowed him!

J.J said...

SP - it is all going according to plan now!

Jim, I did have to physically hold him back!