Robbed again

Saturday, July 1st, 2006

What did I do this Saturday? Well, I had to cancel my UK credit card again. I used my netbank this afternoon, the only way to view transactions, and I noticed a transaction for over 100 pounds that I hadn't made. Though my credit card was in my wallet, it ...


Monday, June 19th, 2006

Why don't supermarkets in the UK bag your groceries? It's so efficient in Australia. As the checkout person scans your item, they drop it into an open plastic bag, then drop the full plastic bag so you can put it into your trolley. This doesn't happen in the UK. To start ...

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 ...


Thursday, June 15th, 2006

Sorry I haven't been posting every day. I work full time now. I'm up at 6.45am and I get back from work around 7 or later. It's a long commute and going out afterwards with work friends or food shopping makes me later. I spent Saturday at the National Portrait Gallery ...

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 ...

Build up to work

Tuesday, May 16th, 2006

A quiet day. I'm doing all the chores, shopping, cooking, cleaning, before I start my new job tomorrow.


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 ...

Shopping in East Ham

Saturday, April 29th, 2006

Walked to Upton Park Tube station and shopped for food. Bought fresh vegetables to make soup, yoghurt, stock cubes, eggs, tins of beans and Italian tomatoes. East Ham is an exotic place to shop, thanks to all the Africans, Bangladeshis and Muslims who live here. The fish shops stock tilapia. ...

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 ...

Beach showers not open

Saturday, December 11th, 2004

The beach showers were supposed to open today but they haven't. Did my Xmas shopping. Geez, I've been tired lately. When I'm tired, I can't write.


Saturday, December 4th, 2004

Went down to the local surf shop this morning planning to get a pair of jeans I liked yesterday, and I found they were having a big sale. $75 bikinis down to $20, $100 jeans down to $50. Even the jeans I planned to buy were 10% off. I went ...