Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Back to reality

I was only away for two days, and it feels like a year!

London was fantastic, I only wish we'd been able to stay a few more days to really enjoy it! The reason for the trip was to see a charity gig by Russell Howard (British comedian) because I love him, and it was a great excuse to go to London! It kind of turned out a bit weirder than I was expecting though, because it was not just a Russell Howard gig. There was an enormous buzz in the theatre, and everyone seemed to be under the same impression that we would get an hour or two of his awesome stand-up routine. Ha. There were four other comedians on the bill, who each performed a twenty minute set, before Russell Howard appeared, and his set was also only twenty minutes long!

All in all, the show was great, BUT I didn't buy the tickets to see a bunch of other comedians, so it was kind of disappointing that we didn't get to see more of the person we paid to see. :(

Yesterday, we spent the day mostly in Covent Garden. It is absolutely made of awesome! It's full of quirky little shops and cafes, and I discovered the coolest shop EVER! Collectif is full of vintage clothing, mostly from the 50s era. It's like stepping into a time machine! The best thing about it is that the prices are incredible. I was expecting every item to be over the £100 mark, but mostly they were around £50, and some were even less. I have to go back there one day and have a longer look around!

So, now I am home again and it's back to work! I suspect that I will be spending most of the week writing articles instead of working on my WIP, but that's okay. A break will probably be a good thing. My bank balance is still screaming from my two days in London, so earning money is definitely what I need to do at the moment!

Hope you are all having a great week so far!



30 comments:

  1. Glad you liked London :)

    Russell Howard is so funny, especially his "Russell Howard's Good News" TV show - well worth checking out online if you don't get it in the US.

    And did you visit Charlie's Cookies (I think that's what it's called) while you were in Covent Garden? x

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    1. Russell Howard's Good News is excellent :D

      Damn, I didn't see Charlie's Cookies, but I found Candy Cupcakes and spent a ridiculous amount on them! I really hope I can eat them all before they expire LOL!

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  2. What a shame the gig wasn't what you expected (and paid for). I'd be disappointed too but it sounds like the rest of your weekend was great.

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    1. Yeah, overall it wasn't bad, just tiring! I could have used an extra day to relax instead of going up then coming right back the next day. :(

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  3. Sounds like a nice weekend. I always enjoy vintage boutiques, I'll bet the clothes there were amazing ... Happy writing to you this week!

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    1. Thanks!

      Yup, the clothes there are amazing, and so reasonably priced!

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  4. Glad you had a nice time, even though you only got to see Russell Howard for 20 mins.

    Covent Garden sounds awesome, as does that vintage shop you linked to. I'm very tempted to buy something from there.

    Good luck with work. Hope you can make your bank balance smile again!

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    1. Lol, bank balance is a little happier already! :D

      Yeah, I will definitely be buying some stuff from that shop! Probably going to wait until I have shed the extra pounds I ate over the last few days LOL!

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  5. That vintage shop sounds lovely. I haunt charity shops hoping to find genuine vintage stuff (I'm on a severe budget), but the only clothes people give away in my area are Primark!

    Shame about the gig - I assume the other comedians were lesser known? I worry about his comedy tastes sometimes - his guests on Good News are not that good!

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    1. Pahaha, same here!

      Yeah, all the other comedians were friends of Russell Howard, and they were all funny but they weren't the reason I bought the tickets. :( I guess I'll just have to go and see him another time!

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  6. That does suck about the show. Dude, I would've been all sorts of disappointed.

    No wait! I'd be in London! ;)

    Glad you are back and that you had an awesome time!

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    1. Hehe, yeah it's not as if there is a shortage of things to do! I think I need a week there to fit everything in!

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  7. I'm totally jealous you can just jaunt over to London for two days! Do you want to change lives for a while :)

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  8. Glad you had a good trip! I agree - it's so annoying when that happens. Shame you didn't get to see more of Russell.

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    1. Yeah, it was a bit disappointing, but it was for a good cause, and at least I can say I donated some money to charity! :D

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  9. I'm glad you had a fun time! Where are the pictures? :)

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    1. I didn't get a lot of time to take photos, sorry! But I will make up for it next time. :D

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  10. LOVE Covent Garden - what a fun weekend! I'm curious what kind of articles you write and for whom?

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    1. I am freelance, so I write for several places, but mainly Yahoo sites. :)

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  11. I would so love to be close enough to London to go for a two-day trip! I've been there twice, but never long enough to feel like I really got to see what I wanted.

    I know what you mean though, about 'even if it's good, but it isn't what you expected..." disappointment. Still, though... trip to London!!!

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  12. Sounds wonderful. I would love the vintage boutique shops. When I find cool vintage clothing boutiques (we don't have any here)I can shop four hours. It must be nice to be so close to London. For me, it would be the vacation of a lifetime and you can just hop over anytime. I'm jealous.

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  13. Glad you had a good time! I'd be disappointed I didn't get to see the headliner longer, either. I've been to a couple concerts where that has happened. Always a bummer.

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  14. It's a shame you didn't get what you paid for! But at least it definitely wasn't a wasted weekend :)

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  15. What a great trip!!! Even with not getting enough of your comedian :) Well journeyed indeed! God speed with the writing.

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  16. Sounds like you had some fun. A good bargain is hard to pass up.

    .......dhole

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  17. wow! a quick jaunt to london! i say!
    wish i could run off someplace cool for a couple of days...i get to go visit relatives in detroit...

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  18. It sounds like an amazing trip. I hope the article-writing goes well!
    Oh, so envious.

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