Worst Thing Ever!

Thursday, May 24th, 2007

Worst Thing Ever! Originally uploaded by travellingcharl. I've just started uploading my Japan photos to Flickr. This was what greeted my eyes at the nearest convenience store to the geocache Narita TB Station #3. I stayed only long enough to take a ...

Portobello Road Market, Notting Hill and Baker Street

Saturday, June 17th, 2006

One last photo from last weekend. Here's a squirrel eating a pistachio in St James Park. Now to this weekend. Went out to a pub called The Old Fire House on Friday night with work friends. Old is right, they have a memorial to the victims of the Great Fire of ...

Contrails and British Taste Test #3

Saturday, June 3rd, 2006

It's a stunningly beautiful summer day. About 25 degrees, not a cloud in the sky. It makes it easier to notice all the contrails. London is such a busy place that it is impossible to look at the sky without seeing a contrail or ten, some in the process of ...

Job

Wednesday, May 10th, 2006

I didn't bomb the interview. I've got the job! :-) Actually, I was offered 3 jobs in the end. A customer service job in Corby, a government office admin temp job and a sales job at Haymarket, the magazine publisher. I took the publishing job. I start next Wednesday. I can't ...

Pretty things

Monday, May 1st, 2006

The Victoria and Albert Museum was so fantastic and so colossal I didn't end up going to the other museums nearby. I didn't have time. Five hours I spent wandering the confusing halls and passages, nearly all of them undergoing reconstruction work, and I still didn't see it all. I ...

Green Park

Wednesday, April 26th, 2006

Spent the morning applying for jobs and recruiters, sending a fax to my bank in Australia, then I took the Tube to Oxford Circus to prove I had a UK passport to PFJ. What did I see right next to PFJ? It's Post Office Tower! (Now the BT Tower.) Last time I ...

Goth Market

Monday, April 17th, 2006

My trip to Camden Market failed to turn up a cheap business suit. Camden Market turned out to be Goth central. Every second shop was a piercing and tattoo parlour ("Evil Needle" anyone?) The other shops were either places you could get floor length leather jackets and platform black leather ...

Easter Sunday

Sunday, April 16th, 2006

Most places are closed in London, or only open a few hours. It's not the day to be looking for new accommodation. I may end up having to take a few more days at Regent Palace, although I'm getting seriously sick of it. The phone doesn't work, the sink is ...

The Shopping News

Sunday, April 16th, 2006

I had to laugh, I was walking towards Soho when I saw a very richly dressed and obnoxious man being asked by a parking inspector to put more money into a parking meter. The man was indignant, "Get lost! Get lost!" he shouted at the parking inspector. The inspector ...

Good Friday

Friday, April 14th, 2006

Barbie, if you're reading this, congratulations on 30 years at Bennetts! I hope they gave you a good party! I'm sitting in Piccadilly Starbucks. Had a free breakfast at the Regent Palace, because they moved me to another (smaller) room and I complained. A business man from Hong Kong chatted to ...

Archived Swamp Cache

Friday, August 26th, 2005

Had to archive my Swamp cache. I posted the following note during the archive process: Geez, the council wasn't kidding this time. Rather than a piece of cloth (that everyone ignored) across the path they've put up a no-nonsense barbed wire fence to block access while they work on the area ...

Beach and movie

Sunday, January 16th, 2005

Spent the day at the beach with my boyfriend (he got really burnt and refused to go in the water again) then went to Avalon for a movie afterwards. I like Avalon. It's looking really stylish and trendy now, with beautiful clothes and home wares shops. We had dinner in a ...