06
May
11

London… Day 1

It started off innocently enough. Flight went smoothly, dinner service was great. They even had “Killing Bono” as a movie option on the flight. But it couldn’t have continued this way if course….

It just so happens that I managed to buy the only sim card that doesn’t come preloaded with credit, and they didn’t sell any top up card for that carrier..boo. So for now, still phone less.

Then Meghan. Couldn’t find her at the airport for 3 hours,lol. Apparently we were so worried about planning out itinerary we forgot to plan where we would meet. Doh! Then after sitting on a hot tube ride (seriously London? No AC?) we finally made it to Kennington. Meghan and I were so hot and tired we both just laid down on the bed, but not for long because we had reservations at the Royal Court Cafe for 5:45 dinner. Quick shower and a change of clothes later, we were in a cab and the way over.

I was freaking out in the car because we passed by The Eye, and this:

Look at all that lovely architecture! Nom nom! More of that later when we actually go out sightseeing this weekend.

So finally made it to dinner. I had a lamb burger with a mint sauce and some sautéed potatos, Meghan had some delicious ham thing with chutney and relishes.. Then onto Wastwater.

Wastwater is a play which stars Tom Sturridge as Harry. The play was split into 3 parts: Harry explaining to his foster mom the reasons why he desperately needs to flee town, Mark and Lisa – 2 married (not to each other) adults meeting in a hotel room for a tryst, which turns out to be a lot more than he bargained for, and finally Jonathan who somehow wanted to buy a little Vietnamese child. Yea, Meghan and I couldn’t figure out how the last act related to the 1st two. The 2nd did tie in why Harry wanted so desperately to leave though. Overall, Meghan and I did enjoy the 1st 2 acts the most. Tom shines at being a very awkward character…not as aloof and childlike as his character in Waiting for Forever, but still an strong undercurrent of whimsy that makes him perfect for these roles. The woman who plays his foster mum Frieda, also had a strong presence. Her overprotectiveness of Harry adding to the urgency of why he does need to leave. Loved the male actor in the 2nd act though. He was funny and also rather attractive…Win! Also, this act was far more raunchy and sexual which is right up my alley…tawhaw! Kidding! The 3rd act had me feeling a bit like “what is happening here?”… Not much else to say on that front.

Which brings us to the awkward after show bumping into Tom on the street. I swear we weren’t following him, but as we rounded the corner he was just standing there on the phone so Meghan and I decided to say hello and let him know we enjoyed his performance. He looked a bit bewildered, but from by the way he was casually strolling round, not too many folks come up to him on the sidewalk I suppose,lol. No pics, just a short and sweet convo, then we got on the tube home.

But not before I stopped at the store and got some water, and these:

I refuse to leave London without trying the prawn cocktail and roast chicken chips. Oops i mean crisps…smh. Not for nothing, but the prawn ones were damn tasty! We need those in the states. Leaving the roast chicken ones for tomorrow.

And that’s day 1 folks. I promise more interesting things tomorrow once I’m on London time and i’m not rushing everywhere. So far I have to say this is a really cool city. Haven’t felt this relaxed in years. I don’t think anywhere compares to the constant grind and stress of New York though. And the hot guy ratio here is pretty high, not even kidding.

Til tomorrow 🙂

-L

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2 Responses to “London… Day 1”


  1. 1 Mols
    May 6, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    Yay! So glad you guys are having such a great time. You two must be beat now. Get a good night’s rest and enjoy the city tomorrow!!! Do you not LURVE it?!?!?

  2. 2 Patty
    May 7, 2011 at 10:54 am

    Even though you guys had a rough start I’m glad to hear it turned out well. Sounds like you’re having a good time. That’s great you ran into Tom and was able to chat a bit with him. Looking forward to reading more of holiday.


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