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Sorry, couldn't resist.

OK, I've had what can only be termed as a brilliant, if rather hectic few days. Rented flat Weds, met with friends for a wander around London Thurs, including a great fun walk up and down the Thames with [livejournal.com profile] jantshira for about two hours, then drove home, collapsed into my old bed, etc.

Friday I packed as much in the way of clothes and other essentials (like, y'know, the computer) into the car, drove up, parked at Mike's, got on a train and went to Lewisham. David's band were very good (I was worried they wouldn't be My Sort of Thing, but despite that being true I still enjoyed it a lot, and even *shudders* sang along at times). Fox and Firkin a top pub; I didn't realise it was an actual pirate theme night until I got there, but it was both packed and more than 50% pirate. And, despite it being a fairly young crowd, I was neither the youngest nor did I feel out of place. Briefly (very) met [livejournal.com profile] publicansdecoy; David, by the time I'd recognised you I was more than three sheets to the wind, so apologies if my drunkenness was a little off), as it's his local, as it is also [livejournal.com profile] matryx's apparently.

Ended up going back with the band to Emma and Matty's, for a quick drink before working out the night bus routes. Um, that was the plan. I woke up this morning on their sofa, surrounded by band members on the floor or in sleeping bags, with a hangover from hell. I vaguely recall eating some toast at some point, and there may have been more singing. Ouch.

Today, I had to rush around to two separate banks (because Raynes Park Barclays wasn't open), then met the guy from the letting agent, and the landlady, and then unloaded the car and (sort of) unpacked. By the time I'd unloaded and settled in it was a bit late to get into town to meet [livejournal.com profile] matryx and friends; that's I think 3 times I've managed to not manage a planned meet Greg, sorry about that, will get better when not hectic, promise.

So, got set up, did some basic unpacking, made the bed and...

Who am I kidding. I have a wireless broadband connection. It's a bit choppy, but I have broadband, on my own PC. What do y'all think I've been doing?

Anyway; I got to ?skip=200 on my main friends view, let alone blogs and weasels, so I gave up, so if anything major has happened in your life recently, or you've died, or something, LMK?

I'll put up a new contact details for LJ-friends tomorrow when I've figured out the post code, but the public bit is Raynes Park, near Wimbledon, SW20

I am a London resident, complete with house keys and off-street parking. Off street parking, broadband and a room that isn't as small as I thought, for £300 a month? Bargain!

Now, naturally, I have to go investigate the kitchen facilities, I'm a little peckish. Then, the plan is, investigate this thing known as Slimelight. I've never been.

Date: 2007-01-27 08:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] matryx.livejournal.com
Heh - that's fine Mat :) Things'll settle down soon enough I'm sure.

Date: 2007-01-27 08:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rhythmaning.livejournal.com
You're a true Londoner - you come from somewhere else!

All the born Londoners I know left long ago...

Still, it is a great place. If you don't have to live there!

Date: 2007-01-27 08:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] two-brains.livejournal.com
Welcome to the old Smoke!

Date: 2007-01-28 02:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] two-brains.livejournal.com
I've been itching to do a bit of RPGing recently... maybe we could get an occasional group together in a pub somewhere in the center of town?

Definitely up for a beer somethime! I'm in school for another 2 weeks, then back at college till easter at least.

Did you make slimes? I went a couple of years ago... had a giggle, but not the kind of place I can be arsed to go to with any kind of regularity!

Date: 2007-01-27 11:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] silentgreeneyes.livejournal.com
yay another friend in London
I deffinately need to move there after graduating
But anyway
not bad, if a little rought about the edges
Think the Bunker, but bigger and slightly less iffy.
And.. don't use the downstairs toilets

Date: 2007-01-28 03:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] silentgreeneyes.livejournal.com
Yeah I need to.. need monies first..
I need to start working out what exactly I want to do for my b'day.. it being my 21st and stuff :)
plans so far include all or some of:
1) meal with parental units+family
2)going to Exeter for Larp/drinking/both
3)visiting London for spending money in Camden/going out for drinks/clubs.

Date: 2007-01-27 11:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] raksaksa.livejournal.com
Umm...just a thought...how on earth do people inform other people that they have died?

Date: 2007-01-28 12:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nadriel.livejournal.com

Date: 2007-01-29 09:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] silentgreeneyes.livejournal.com
you mean you don't plan to haunt the internets when you die?

Date: 2007-01-28 11:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] faeriecween.livejournal.com
I died.

Oh, okay I lie.

Date: 2007-01-28 11:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] missedith01.livejournal.com
Shurley the off-street parking alone is worth that much! :-)

Date: 2007-01-28 01:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dudeulike.livejournal.com
That was fun!! ^_^
Thanks for coming along matey!

There was indeed toast and more singing :D
you kind keeled over, we thought it best for you to stay :) - and it was five am before we stopped drinking....

Date: 2007-01-28 06:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jackthomas.livejournal.com
Last night ten of us went rocking as pirates. Pirates are cool. Just doing my bit for global warming.

Date: 2007-01-29 12:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] freddiefraggles.livejournal.com
There's a Raynes Park tube station isn't there? *brain-fail*

I always thought there was, it sounds familiar... so it can't be not-in-London.. right?

I should sleep.

Date: 2007-01-29 01:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] publicansdecoy.livejournal.com
I was monstrously drunk myself :) Nice to meet you though!

matgb: Artwork of 19th century upper class anarchist, text: MatGB (Default)

British Liberal, house husband, school play leader and stepdad. Campaigner, atheistic feminist, amateur baker. Male.

Known to post items of interest on occasions. More likely to link to interesting stuff. Sometimes talks about stuff he's done. Occasionally posts recipes for good food. Planning to get married, at some point. Enjoying life in Yorkshire.

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