Amusements & Other Such Things.

Some random things I've observed in London over the past few weeks;


  • Jason becoming trapped in an automatic revolving door, leaving me giggling like a crazy person while he gestured madly trying to shove his way out.

  • Speaking of shoving, most people around here are very good at shoving their way through crowds. Except for me. I do not do shoving well.

  • Children here have the most adorable English accents.

  • Cold air outside + blasting heaters inside = sickness. Crazy Brits.

  • Fire escape doors lock when they are closed. (I figured this one out, whilst taking the garbage out to the dumpster and ending up locked outside in the carpark.)

  • I can't find the perfect pair of boots ANYWHERE. I'm after a pair of black leather knee high boots, that have a low flat heel and a square toe. I thought I had found the perfect pair, but not for $165 pounds. That's over $300 Aussie dollars for a pair of shoes... er, no. I love Carrie Bradshaw, but can't afford to be her.

  • People don't make eye contact here. Even shop assisants. It's weird.

  • Broken escalators in tube stations suck. And I mean they really suck.

  • I look stupid in hats.


I can't believe I start working the day after tomorrow. Wish this could be just one big giant extended holiday - where I could sleep in every morning, and wander around the city taking pictures. And have someone pay me for doing it, of course.

Anyone care to sponsor me?


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27 comments:

kirby said...

Join the Lonely Planet team.
I don't want to go back to work yet either... I'm not ready for it... *clutches bed and refuses to let go, announcing undying love for it*

Raven said...

Have you tried the internets for boots? You may have better luck online than in person.

rye said...

I lived in Germany for awhile, and people "shove" there, too. I never got used to it.

And, hey - one of the good things about work will be that you get to teach AN ENTIRE CLASS full of cute little British-accented children :) That even makes me want to teach for a day or two!

Belinda said...

I know a guy in Bali that can make boots exactly like the ones that you want for $50 aust!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lindsey said...

I'll sponsor you, but you'd have to repay me by sending me a really hot British dude. What? I'm getting married you say? That is crazy people talk...

Erin said...

I agree with Raven, shop for shoes online. You'll get a much better deal!

And you are right about the kiddos and their cute accents...and now you'll have a whole room full of them! :)

natalie said...

If I could, I would sponsor us both and we could spend the rest of our days trotting the globe and blogging about it. And every once in a while we could meet up somewhere for a team blog. That would be FUN!

Katie said...

You will do wonderfully on your first day. And Jason getting stuck in a revolving door? I giggled too :)

ashley said...

Don't you love those street toilets where you pay to pee?! I did. (Although, they may have those in Australia, in which case you're probably not phased by the awesome street toilets of London.)

Traveling as a job would be a-mazing. Sigh. (Although I'd do it to constantly avoid cold. Not go from summer to winter. No no.)

Ashley said...

Those revolving doors really are death traps..I've been trying to tell everyone for years. They scare me. :-)

Lara said...

good luck with the jobby job! :)

Ree said...

Wish I could honey. I'll be thinking about you though!

Kat said...

Don't worry after a while you will learn how to shove your way through the crowds. Just try to remember to lose it again before you head back home to Down Under or people at home will think you are the rudest person on earth :)

Good luck with the new job. Hope the kidlets are nice.

Lisa said...

When you find the perfect pair of boots, PLEASE tell me. I've been on the hunt for years now.

It's weird how they don't make eye contact. I've never heard that one before. Must be interesting. Heh. And disconcerting.

Good luck with the new job!!

Miss A said...

damn about the hats. I'm with you on that one. i'm also with you on the eye contact / shop assistants thing. I cannot stand rude assistants, and I see lack of eye contact as being rude!!

Also, best of luck for your new job. I'll also be starting my new job this Monday. eeek!

Julz* said...

you should weird out as many people as you can by maintaining eye contact :)

lol I giggled at Jase being stuck in the revolving door....and at you locking yourself out :P heehee ^_^

once you've mastered the art of shoving, come back and we'll shove ppl at concerts! :D

and have fun at work!! :D

Riayn said...

Best of luck in your new job tomorrow. I am sure you will do fine.

grungedandy said...

good luck tomorrow!

seeya hugya *G*

Lady M said...

Revolving doors are always a bit scary to me. I loved the jewels at the Tower of London.

Good luck with the new job!

Julie said...

I hate to tell you but Carrie bought shoes that cost much much more than $300.

They do the whole blast the heat inside here too and it stinks. Layering is the key.

Laurel said...

Good luck at work tomorrow!!

(And I think you look cute in hats.)

Kristabella said...

Good luck on your first day!

Most people look stupid in hats. Particularly winter/ski hats. They are just unflattering.

Zandria said...

You'll be fine at your new job. Don't worry! After a few days you'll be right in the swing of things. :)

Lindz said...

Good luck at work! You'll be great. Also, YOU CAN'T FIND A PAIR OF BOOTS IN LONDON? I completely understand that price problem, double is a bitch but check Selfridges. Another store I love, Jigsaw!

Operation Pink Herring said...

I do love kids with English accents. When "The Others" was in theaters, my friend and I saw it 3 times because the little-kid accents delighted us so.

katelin said...

I love little kids with accents too, it's precious. And getting trapped in a revolving door would definitely have me laughing as well.

Good luck with your job!

Eris said...

You crack me up girl. Don't the children in your country have adorable little Australian accents? Don't you have an adorable little Australian accent? Hee.

You have proven to me without a doubt that someone snuck into all the shops, in the whole world, and stole all the perfect knee high boots. I've had this suspician for months now as I have searched myself and now you've proved it. Thank you. Now find where they are hidden.

I would comment above again on the post about you leaving that one crap school with the bad vibe but 1) Am lazy and 2) that post already has a frillion comments. So all I have to say is that I offer my support and you should follow your gut as you did. I'm so excited for you! You make me yearn for my time abroad.





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