England is cold, wet and awesome!
It feels crazy to say considering how much stuff we have crammed in, but we have been in London for just over 24hrs now. When we arrived we headed straight to our backpackers and caught up with Heidi and Carmen.
The backpackers is a pretty fun little place with a pub downstairs and the rooms upstairs. I’m sitting in the pub now watching England beat Ireland in the rugby on the big screen. The rooms are clean but pretty small and we’re in a ten bed dorm. It is definately going to take some getting used too sharing a room with this many randoms.
We spent the day yesterday doing a bit of site seeing and shopping for warmer clothes, coz it is cold! Its been a bit wet since we arrived too which has been a bit average. Last night we went out for a dinner that Ruth had organised. Was great to meet a few of the locals and catch up with Ben Bremner and Adam Clarke.
This morning after breakfast we said bon voyage to Heidi and Carmen and headed out to Ealing for the meeting. We are now masters of the underground, as thanks to a lot of track work it took us over an hr and a half to get there and included three trains, a bus and some walking. But luckily we arrived just in time. They had a lunch at the hall so we hung around for that too which was nice. It took us even longer than the trip there to get home thanks to some other incident on the tracks.
All is well now though, back in the warm pub and about to grab a beer.