Monday, July 10, 2006

Loitering in London

A couple of weeks ago an invitation came through the door for the Pen summer party which sounded good. 'Guests are welcome, but you must have bought a ticket in advance.'

So I bought my train ticket from Chester to London then the next day rang for my ticket to the party.

The woman on the other end of the phone was apologetic. You'll have to join the waiting list, I'm afraid. There's only 100 tickets and they've all gone, it's been very popular.

And tonight I try to cancel my train ticket but it is non-refundable.

So on Thursday I may as well go down to London but have absolutely nothing to do - and just wondering if anyone out there has any suggestions...

8 Comments:

Blogger Susan said...

I think you should make up a very rude picket sign and march in front of that party! Then go have a nice cup of tea and do some shopping.

Tue Jul 11, 05:16:00 am  
Blogger chiefbiscuit said...

I think Susan is SO right! Say hello to St Paul's for me!

Tue Jul 11, 10:06:00 am  
Blogger Mark Gamon said...

The British Library is very pleasant. Tate Modern will occupy you for an hour or two (I recommend the Rothko Room) and you get to walk across the Millenium Bridge first. While you're there, wait for the tide to go out and nip down onto the riverbank where you can look for ancient clay pipes among the other, more modern rubbish. Or just go for a walk - there's more to look at in London than any other city in the world...

Tue Jul 11, 10:26:00 am  
Anonymous Clare said...

Susan: Ha, yes I think I should too...but it's my fault really, I guess - I should have checked before recklessly buying my ticket.
Chiefbiscuit: Now I have never been to St Paul's - there's an idea.
Mark: Hello, pleased to 'meet' you, and thanks for the recommendations. I haven't been on the millenium bridge yet, I love the Tate Modern so may well do that, but I really like your idea of looking at rubbish along the riverbank. Excellent idea. I shall take my camera. Am getting quite excited about this now.

Tue Jul 11, 12:26:00 pm  
Anonymous crimeficreader said...

Clare, have a good day out!

Something I saw on the TV earlier tonight that may help you with your continued Welsh learning:
go to http://www.bbc.co.uk/cymru/ and towards the bottom on the left hand side is a function "turn on vocab". This will then translate the Welsh for you.

Thu Jul 13, 11:25:00 pm  
Blogger Mark Gamon said...

Remember it only works if the tide's OUT...

Fri Jul 14, 04:58:00 pm  
Anonymous clare said...

Thanks very much CFR - have taken a quick look and it seems excellent.

Mark: Thank you for your suggestion. I didn't see the pipes but it was quite bewitching anyway.

Sat Jul 15, 01:24:00 am  
Anonymous clare said...

Thanks very much CFR - have taken a quick look and it seems excellent.

Mark: Thank you for your suggestion. I didn't see the pipes but it was quite bewitching anyway.

Sat Jul 15, 01:25:00 am  

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