….to keep the long story short….

October 27, 2008 at 3:33 pm (1)

Man, I havent wirtten for a while!

So what has been going on in London so far?

We saw few exhibitions in the meantime. A very nice one was the Islington Arts and Design Fair. The mood within that event was really relaxed and reminded me more of a cocktail party than an exhibition. There were lots of flyers and postcards to take away for free, which I surely couldn’t resist. According to Jose’s suggestion I watched Breakfast at Tiffany’s with Audrey Hepburn.

One weekend my girlies – Linda, Gerline, Claudia and Marlene – came to visit me! Was quite funny with them! They had a room in Kings-Cross and only stayed from Firday to Sunday! So they had quite busy days! Friday we met for dinner and then went for a walk on Oxford Street! Afterwards they wanted to go home rather quickly, cause they really had lots of program on Saturday… However after they had finished they sightseeing we met at Camden Market and I showed them “Market-Place Heaven” of London! They liked it – for sure! In the evening we went to Angel – an area in north-east London where you can find lots and lots of nice little pubs and bars.

The girls seemed quite exhausted of all the impressions they got from one day London! I could really understand how they must have felt and so I didn’t keep them from going back to the hostel! Edith and me stayed for another pint – guess we are already used to it!

Sunday I met Nives at London Bridge and we went to Tate Modern! She also got visited from an Austrian friend on Friday and Saturday. We enjoyed the wonderful building and intersting arts!


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never ever plan when you’re in London

October 7, 2008 at 10:49 pm (1)

We really had a good plan for what to do Saturday and Sunday! We found out many exhibitions we wanted to watch and arranged times when to meet where.

Saturday we wanted to meet at Southbank to watch a Comic-Exhibition, that didn’t exist! As Austrians (thanks Kronenzeitung) we should have known that you can’t always trust, what the newspaper sais! However… we have been at a Comic and Film Museum in Southbank! Was really nice and we shot lots of funny photos!

Afterwards we went to the British Museum to see the statue of Kate Moss in a yoga-position. The statue is made of 50kg pure gold and as I found out Kate only posed for the face! That was a big disappointment!

After that we went to Oxford Street! We passed a stand, where a guy selled watches and all sorts of other jewellry.. I’m a girl – sure I couldn’t pass! As I saw the prices on the signs I went on – desperately, because I know I could never afford a bloody watch for 99pounds! About 10 steps later Dipo told me, that all the watches were only 5pounds! Of course I went back immediately and asked the salesman if that was true. He just answered: “Sure darling, the price on the cases is only there to make them even look better!” So it was clear: A new watch for me!

Lateron we made our way down Oxfordstreet! We passt Oxford Circus and went on and went on and went on… I just wanted to lie down and sleep, but then we saw it right befor our eyes, we entered, we were there: PARADISE! I can tell you: Primark was made by god himself! A store where you can buy everything to prices even I can afford! Well, how beautiful it is, we were not the only ones who knew about that! So we were trapped inbetween millions of shoppers. If you finally manage to find a piece of cloths you like: just grab it without trying it on and make your way to the cash desk immediately, because you can be sure to queue up for at least one hour! However, this was absolutely worth it – 3 pieces for 12pounds!

In the evening we went to Soho to search the hairdresser Nives and I had found 2 weeks before. Spontanious as we are, we went in to have our hair cut!

To celebrate our new style dignified we met at a pub later at night.

Sunday Betta and me got up rather early in order to meet Nives. We wanted to go to the Bricklane Market. Due to some problems Nives didn’t come and so Betta and me went there alone! The weather was shit, Betta didn’t have her good italian coffee (I only have instant and an Italian drinking this would be the end of the world) so the atmosphere was not very cheered!

After we’ve been to a nice Cafe on the Market, Betta was happy again and so we went on strolling through. Later we went to Old Street where we should find a exhibition of some crazy guy! Well.. it’s not that easy if you neither have the name of the artist, nor of the exhibition, nor of the museum where it is! So guess what happend.. we didn’t find it!

Look on the bright side: we have seen a new part of London and found Cargo, a possibility for going out the next time!

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… can’t believe the weekend’s gone ….

September 28, 2008 at 7:40 pm (1)

How is it possible, that time passes so quickly?

It has just been friday! Now it is sunday evening and I’ve got the feeling I’ve done nothing! Probably because I’ve slept the whole day, because we got home from fabric at 8 or something!

However, yesterday was really nice! The sun was shining the hole day and me and my collegues Nives, Betta and Jose were enjoying the wonderful weather in central london! We met on trafalgarsquare in order to watch the Capoeira performance of Nives’ flatmate Sandra. She is portuguese, but has already been living in London for quite a long time! She does Capoeira and invited us to the performance! Was really great and a real expericene watching it!

Afterwards we went to southbank where we wanted to watche the Michel Godry exhibition in the BFI Gallery! Was somehow strange, but however worth seeing it!

Later I met Edith, Tony and Alex (a fried of those two) at Southbank for a short chat. Going home from the center was an Odyssee – like always! After all I think I have to get used to that bloody public transport system! However it is always thrilling if you finally find your way home or end up somewhere, because the bus decides – onc again – to terminate on some random stop without any reason.

However we met at Nives’ at 9 (due to the lovely busses it got almost 10) in order to predrink and have dinner. Betta cooked excelent original Italian pasta. She said about herself that she was a bad cook.. well, I guess the worst Italian cook is still better than the best English cook (except Sir Jamie Oliver – for sure).

Fabric was completely crowded and dancing was nearly impossible – the penguin dance is no propper dancing style! However, I really liked the music and the visuals were also nice.., but I didn’t really enjoy myself in there. There were just too many people.

Getting home was another odyssee! But it would be unfair saying it was the transport’s fault! We were a little stupid too, because we were constantly waiting on the wrong side of the street…. However: “Child remember, alcohol is no plaything!!” 😉

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