Monday, 27 August 2007

My Fingertips Are Holding Onto The Cracks In Our Foundations.

Oof, 'ello! (Title: Kate Nash - Foundations)

Well, I've not spoken to you lot in a while! Sorry about that, it being Summer holidays and all. =]

First of all, you should know that Lee and I broke up tonight. I'd rather not go into it right now, but I'm alright. He took it okay, too. =]

Right then. I got back from London yesterday. (Yes, again!) I had an amazing time. Ask Mum- I must have used the word amazing at least 10 times on the phone to her!

I stayed at Kelly's house Friday night, and we were up and out by 9 o'clock Saturday morning. We slept for the first bit of the journey, then woke up just as we hit roadworks! The slower we drove, the more excited we got.

Finally, at about 1/4 past one, we arrived at the (wrong) hotel. Three minutes drive up the road, and we found our bigger, better hotel. We were back out and walking to the tube within the minute! It took us a while to work it out, but eventually we were on our way to Camden Town.

Here I am being terribly over-excited in Camden Market. In my sunnies and Kelly's hat. =]

We were there for a good 3 hours. I absolutely loved it. I found the shop my prom dress is coming from. They were all big gothicy dresses with huge underskirts. I also bought a new dress and some boots to match. I have great pride in my new, bright blue, boots. I shall put a picture in a minute.

From Camden, we went back to the hotel to wash our sweaty selves and get prettied up for going out to dinner to...

Hard Rock Cafe! Of course the queue was an hour and a half long, but we were allowed to go sit and wait in the bar. And what else would you expect for Hard Rock Cafe on a Saturday night?? There's me and Kelly, in the queue, in our new boots and my new dress. What do you think? I have a better picture of the dress, but Mummy said I look like a tart in that picture, so I won't post it... =D

A sign in the window of the restaurant- it made us laugh!

Me and Kelly at the table- I thought it was quite nice, and that it was my duty to share!

After the meal (and after I found an abandoned staff card and claimed it) we got back on the tube and went back to the hotel. My new boots were absolutely killing me (took the skin off the back of my ankle. It was the last pair, and the right boot had been on display) so I was more than glad to be able to get to the hotel bar and whip them off. Kelly and I then went to reception with a 'free stuff' list:


The guy behind reception dutifully found everything we needed, and we went back to where Kelly's mum, Jackie was sitting. I presented her with a plaster for where her strappy heels were digging into her foot, and I thought she was going to cry, she was so happy! She was so pleased with her present of a blue plaster, that she said I was lovely and could definitely come again!

On the way back up to our room, Kelly and I found a Ben and Jerry's ice cream dispenser. I took no haste in finding £2 and buying a pot of Cookie Dough ice cream. Yum. So off we went to bed, made a cup of tea, watched some Channel 4, and were asleep by 2am. =]

The next morning, we met Kelly's parents in the lobby and packed our bags into the car. We walked round the corner, and split off for breakfast: them to a nice little Cafe, and us to McDonald's! I had an egg McMuffin and hash brown (evidence below!) and very nice it was, too. (Also below, our choice of below-the-knee wear!)

After breakfast, it was on the tube and away to Waterloo... Where the London Eye stands.

That wasn't amazing. It was beyond amazing. I absolutely loved it. Standing underneath it, it was massive.

It was quite scary looking up at it! The weather here was quite overcast and cloudy. It cleared in about 5 minutes though, just as we were getting into our pod! Here's a string of photos taken from various heights over London...

I very much urge you all, if you get the chance, to go on here. Even if you're scared of heights- get over it and go! It give the most amazing view of London. It's seriously amazing. AMAZING!

When we got off, we took a leisurely stroll down the street next to the Eye. There were performers all the way down on both sides, and was great fun. On our journey (ice creams in tow!) we saw several "statues", one or two guys with guitars, an old man on a harmonica, a man with no head, and a Captain Jack Sparrow! (And a picture of Kelly and I with the Eye in the background.)

Back on the tube, through a number of different stops, until we finally arrived... On Oxford Street! It was scorching hot, and packed. But we still managed to love it! After about 3/4 of an hour, though, our feet were killing us and my shoulders were going pink. After one desperate search for Primark (we didn't find it) we took cover in Topshop until it was time to go home.

Soon enough, we were fast asleep in the car, and I was home by 7. All in all, I had a wonderful time, and can't wait to go back. I love London!!

See you all soon


Beetle said...

The centre of London is a great place to visit. To live in the surrounding areas is something else though :O) So glad you had a good time.

Don't show auntie Tina your boots, she'll want them :O)

Sindie said...

What a fabulous blog. AMAZING! LOL
I think I shall go on the York Eye instead as it's nearer. Apparantly it's the same, just in a nicer place. I don't fancy a trip to London. I moved up to Yorkshire to get away from that. It's funny how you used to live there and now you're visiting the place like a tourist!!!

emilyyy said...

I never lived in London! It was a 2 hour drive to London, if I remember rightly. So ner =P


Spider said...

What a wonderful blog, it sounds very exciting. We lived so near London, and as a young teenager right in London. Both Dave and I and Grandma worked in the same building in the heart of London, well nearly, Kings Cross.;O) yet we never really done the tourist bit.

Is the wheel fast or just a gentle ride? If it is I may go on it one day, but I cannot do big wheels in fun fares without being sick.
Tina Spain

Spider said...

Oooh forgot to say, what size are the boots ;O)

weechuff said...

I did the tourist bit when I lived in London, because I had a Swiss boy in my office, (a new one every year who came over to learn the language) and I used to go all over London with them. We had a great time, just as you did. Places that I would never have gone to on my own. One was La Macabre, which was a restaurant/cafe that had coffins for tables, and skeletons all over the place! That was a lovely blog Emily!

granny grimble said...

That was a wonderful blog Emily. Such fun and so interesting to read. Makes me almost wish I could go back and do the tourist bit. London has changed so much in the last twenty years, I can't believe it all! Mind you, the outskirts of 'London' have changed for the worst. I couldn't get out quick enough on the last few times I went back. I'd love to go on the eye, you are lucky!

emilyyy said...

The wheel was really slow- it took half an hour to get all the way round. It was really nice. (And the boots are a six, haha!)

Grandma, that restaurant sounds EXCELLENT!