England Expects…

Just back from a trip to Southampton, visiting Jamie and Hilary in their Babylonian Captivity. And a good time was had by all. Well more like an alcohol and sugar fuelled time was had by all – including, but not limited to sherbet, vodka, uno and jazz (not necessarily all at the same time).

I also took the opportunity to stay in London for a few days, courtesy of Padraig (another ex-broadcom person) where I overdosed on museums and other cultural activities. (I shall have to do some muesum blogging later.) There was some drinking as well. We crashed Padraig’s regular thurs night table quiz and won £20 pounds drinking money.

Quicksilver and The Confusion by Neal Stephenson are really good walking around London books. OK, they are respectively (in hardback) 900 and 800 pages each so they are more like dead weight. But a lot of the action happens in 1680-1700 London and one can still get a flavour of the times and places in the book while wandering aimlessly around the City of London, and Westminister and Greenwich and Charing Cross and you get the picture.

The only problem with lots of walking and travelling is my knee has a tendency to sieze up after a couple of hours in a plane or a train. So walking wasn’t that much fun on Wed and Mon, the big travel days. Nothing that rest and some light stretching and some heavy drinking couldn’t fix.

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  1. Jamie Says:

    ooo…. blogger comments, blogger comments, blogger comments! errr… I’ve got nothing to say.

    It was great to see you at the weekend and you’ve successfully infected us with the after-dinner scrabble bug. Ah, the life of the tv-less!

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