Sunday, October 25, 2009

Cavalock and Two Weeks in Britain


So I'm here with 300th post, its been a crazy ride. Thought of doing something different but really dunno what yet. But first, a wrap-up of my U.K. trip with some 'observations' and a bunch of random pix.


Cool thing bout the place is the chance to buy a bunch of stuff that you can't find here in Singapore and I'm not just talking bout stuff that gets high during breakfast. Got this and this from Whittard of Chelsea, they closed their Singapore outlet sometime ago.


Now, I always thought Moleskine notebooks and pads are a ripoff, too expensive and could never see myself buying one. Until I walked into the biggest bookstore in Europe. Moleskine notebooks are so much cheaper in London and they got notebooks that I have never seen before in Singapore. Like this one that ought to come in real handy for my work. Bought it immediately.


Was truly blessed with some good weather most of the time.


The Heathrow Express (below) is great, only a 15-min ride to Paddington station and then it's just ten minutes of dragging the luggage to the 2-star, teeny weeny hotels along Sussex Gardens.


One of the coolest places in London, the one and only British Museum. I sure wish I had spent more time here, so many exhibits I wanted to see but was overruled. * sigh * one of the drawbacks of a democracy I guess ...




Ohhhh, who am I kidding, here are more food pix! Hah! Here's afternoon tea at Cafe Liberty in Soho London. Had Lady Grey tea for the first time, I like it.


Great roast chicken from Little Chef (again), on the way back from Edinburgh to London.


And here's a famous London feature that I have heard so much about. Read about it numerous times. As British as fish and chips. A must-see like the London Eye, only a lot cheaper. It's the inside of a London telephone booth and its famous hooker ads. <^;^>


The one and only Stonehenge, came in real handy when working on one's thesis on ley lines and mystic runes. Heh!


8 comments:

ice said...

Is that you in the last pic? hehe

Cavalock said...

yah, that's me.

Lin said...

LOL i was just about to ask the same question as ice. XD

omg...ur food pics made me drool again!

Cavalock said...

well, i sure miss the food already

Girl Japan: April Marie said...

NOT fair.. you had afternoon tea... oh the assortment is just lovely.. I see a scone in there...

Cavalock said...

I actually had too much of that particular afternoon tea, didn't feel so good later... :P

Richard said...

I've never seen a story board Moleskin. I too find them too expensive. While still living in Canada, I bought a bunch of, well, I guess they are store brand knock-offs, that were half the price of the Moleskins. Being cheaper, I find it easier to actually use them instead of saving them up for something special.

I always thought democracy should be about trying to satisfy everyone's needs / wants / desires, not just the majority's.

Cavalock said...

well, the majority is usually just about everyone, not exactly everyone but almost i suppose. hah