Tea with the Rabbit

SatAnne does London

Category: Yummy in my Tummy

Gloomy winters night at the George and Vulture

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I just finished my last piece of work for this semester and to celebrate I headed to the pub. The whispy winds and rain almost stopped me, but now I’m going to enjoy a Guinness, a whiskey and my book before bed time.
Only 12 more sleeps and I’ll be home. I can’t wait! I miss my dogs, my family and especially my little nephew.
Cheers!

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Visiting the Student Hub and a crazy Vodafone Jedi Mind Trick. And some safety pins.

This morning the Norwegian bunch at Will Wyatt met up and found our way to the High Holborn location of University of the Arts London. We had our first meeting with the university, in form of a international student welcome day. We got shitloads of info on everything from Freshers week, saving money living in London, the new buildings at Kings X (which will be my location) and everything else one would need to know about studying in the UK for the first time. It was quite nice, and we all got free lunch at the Blueprint Bar. The bar is one of 3 student bars under the university of the arts here in London.

A little about the bar here, and more on the student hub and the Students Union on that site as well. It’s a nice place where it seems quite easy to find people to chat to about whatever you need really. There’s a Study Lounge downstairs in the building, where we have access to books etc. on top of the libraries at our own colleges. Looks pretty darn good.

We met some nice people, had a chat to a few girls from Parsons in NYC that will be in my class. Or at least they are doing the same as me. Won’t know much more until Thursday. Can’t wait.

I spent the day in Camden again, after getting my UK sim card from an insanely funny dude at the Vodafone store on High Holborn street. He claimed to be able to teach us our new numbers in 2 minutes, and damn it, he did! In 2 minutes it was bang on. 10 minutes later I managed to tell him my number backwards without even blinking! (And we had not mentioned the number once in those 10 mins) I was impressed!And we got a free sim card, good deals on international calls, and some freebies. All in all a successful mission!

Old and new (ignore the people)

After yet a lovely warm evening stroll in Camden, (and I bought nothing!) we headed back home and did some shopping at a local super duper cheap food store. I still have to check it quality wise, but if it’s good, it’s really good for this terms budget. I think it was called Iceland. Loads of frozen dinner dishes of all sorts from 1 pound a pop. I guess with a small selection of spices, all of these will be quite delish.

Then we tried out a Vietnamese restaurant just up the road, and we were pleased idd! Cheap, BYO and a huge menu of yummyness!

Now, I am back in my room with a beer, no pants on (very warm here!) and these things to play with:

500 safety pins and 2 tank tops/ vests

Tomorrow it’s off to the BIG FAYRE! Who knows what it is really, but it’s free, and they give out free stuff to students. Will bring camera tomorrow. Sry about the lack of pics today. Left it at home 😦 It will never happen again. Cross my heart and hope to die!

Acrylics, Brick Lane and Polka

I started yesterday morning by treating myself to a manicure, and got a full set of acrylics up at a local beauty salon. For just 20 pounds, I got a very nice set of nails in just over half hour. Thery’re a tad long now, I will have to shorten them b4 my creative works starts.

Pretending to be a girlie girl

Yesterday started with walks around Brick Lane, which is just a few minutes stroll from my place. It is an absolute vintage paradise! But, it’s quite pricey for my taste. Paying 180 pounds for a used leather jacket isn’t my idea of bargain shopping. But, there must be some treasures to find. I’ll be back one day on my own to do a more thorough examination of the area. At the top of the street there’s a little cafe/bar called the Brick Lounge. Amazing, super yummy food for next to nothing. I paid 6 quid for a huge Italian style sandwich, freshly made and a bottled Corona.

Cozy place with some great artwork and fresh vegies

YUMMYNESS!!!

So good!

And then it was the shops! Most places didn’t let u take pics, but I did anyways! Here’s a selection.

Heavenly leather jackets!

Bow tie heaven

Docs in every size and color!

Crazy looking mechanical doll

When we got back to our place, we met up with the rest of the bunch and headed out to the London October Fest tent. It was absolutely insane! Huge tent, free entry, 1 liter mugs of beer, beer maids, Underberg, guys in skirts, polka and dancing on the tables. It was great fun! After a stop at the local pub on the way back, I made some drunken sandwiches and passed out in my bed.

The Maid!

October Fest!

Linda, Ole and Merete, the Norwegian bunch

Today has been quiet, due to last nights happenings. Slept in, then walked around with Christel and found a few useful sites. We even located a bank, a post office, the bus to where we’re going to school and a super market. After a Chicken Quesadilla I was so shaky and hung over we decided to head back to the house before I shat myself.

Now I have clean clothes, and the laundry is very good indeed. And, we ordered a uk Sim card, so I’ll have my new number within a day or two. The people who gets it, will receive an email as soon as I get it.

The laundry warrior!