I've come to London with only my ipad, so the posts are likely to be short and (hopefully) sweet (and full of typos) for the next little while. I got up to catch my flight at the ungodly hour of 6.20 this morning (cue everyone informing me they get up that time every day) and am subsequently feeling quite sleepy. Just hoping I'm not actually getting sick, cos it feels a bit that way.
I simply don't have time to get sick, because this kicks off a semi-whirlwind of social activities in honour of the thirtieth anniversary of my birth. I'm not usually a "birthday week" kind of person, but I decidedI should do something special for my 30th, and since my sister and a handful of friends live in London, it seemed reasonable to come here the week before my birthday, and then have drinks back inTours the week after. In between, I'm taking my first ever trip to a disney-whatever park, since Mary Kay let me know about the special free birthday passes they're giving out this year. And capping it all off, the lovely Mary Kay and her daughter will be accompanying me to the park and hosting a blogger brunch for me the following day! I'm definitely being spoilt this year :)
So my trip over today went smoothly and I tracked down my sister's place to drop off my bag and pick up keys to her place with no probs. I'd decided to spend my afternoon at the courtauld gallery, even though I app,ied for a position there a while back, and I think they never even replied to me. Bastards. Actually, that may be what gave me the idea of goi g, since it's a relatively small and low-profile collection, but filled with some nice stuff. I was expecting themedieval collection to bebigger, but otherwise it was a good size and definitely included some proper famous paintings, like that manet one of the barmaid (photo to follow).
I have photos but can't work out how to add them from ipad, so that will just have to wait! Currently hanging out at my sister's about to make some vege soup before getting an early night. It's cold and gets dark way early here, but loving the hustle and bustle of the big city, especially when there's a bit of christmas cheer in the air (but not too much, cos christmas begins after my bday!)