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  • Day80

    Valentine's singles night

    February 17 in the United Kingdom

    Well I signed up to attend this party a while ago.
    It was so good to be in a place that everyone actually wanted to talk and get to know each other.
    Made some new contacts and keen to attend their events in the future.
    It's through a site called Meet Up. It's nice to have hosts and a guest list to make a singles night slightly less dodgy.

  • Day94

    Exploring and finding Flowers

    March 3 in the United Kingdom

    The snow has gone and we've reached above 0 temperatures. I think winter is over and spring on its way.
    So I lost my snow day excuse for the gym, feel good for finally going this morning.
    Spent the afternoon exploring around town. I forget that this cities history goes back so far. From old burial grounds to executions, it's all here.
    I did come in to check out a daffodil display I heard about in Paternoster square. It was smaller than expected but was beautiful and for a great cause.

    Now there's more ciders to taste.
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  • Day7

    St Magnus the Martyr Church

    April 27 in the United Kingdom

    St Magnus the Martyr, London Bridge, is a Church of England church and parish within the City of London. The church, is located in Lower Thames Street near The Monument to the Great Fire of London.

    Being so close to Pudding Lane, it is no surprise that the church was one of the first to be destroyed during the Great Fire Of London in 1666. Thomas Farriner’s bakery was less than 300 yards from the church so it didn’t take long to reach St Magnus. Farriner was a former churchwarden of St Magnus and was later buried in the church aisle in December 1670 – likely within a temporary structure for church services while it was being rebuilt. As with most churches in the City, architect Sir Christopher Wren (1632-1723)  was tasked with rebuilding St Magnus The Martyr. Read more

  • Day2

    Kunst für Alle! Besuch im Tate Modern

    January 10 in the United Kingdom

    Das Kunstmuseum hat freien Eintritt für viele Ausstellungen und ist ein absolut faszinierendes Gebäude. Eine weitere Sache, die ich an London liebe – so viele Museen sind umsonst. Im Tate Modern hängen auch richtig coole Klassiker. Ein Monet, Gerhard Richter, Jackson Pollock, Dali … I love it! Auf dem dritten Level gibt es eine Art Balkon mit fantastischer Aussicht auf die Themse. Dürft ihr nicht verpassen!
    Mehr Tipps im Blogpost: http://www.lilies-diary.com/die-5x5-insider-tipps-london/
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  • Day141

    The Globe

    January 13 in the United Kingdom

    Zugegebenerweise war das nicht das Einzige, was wir gemacht haben, aber da es durchaus das Spannendste und das Tages-bestimmendste war, finde ich, dass der Titel gut passt.
    Ich muss mich auch erst einmal entschuldigen, dass dieser Blogpost so spät kommt. Dafür wird es nachher Gründe geben, aber entschuldigen wollte ich mich vorneweg schon einmal.
    Am 13. Januar hab ich mich morgens ziemlich früh fertig gemacht. Ich wusste, dass ein Tag in London geplant war, allerdings nicht, wann dieser dann losgehen sollte. Trotzdem ist es natürlich besser schon mal fertig zu sein. Das hat dann dazu geführt, dass ich die Küche, an die ich Gestern wegen den Bauarbeitern nicht dran gekommen bin, in einem 'schicken' Aufzug geputzt habe. Das war allerdings auch nicht weiter schlimm. Lesen und Skypen, was ich in der Zeit, die dann noch über war gemacht habe, gingen auch.
    Mittags sind wir dann alle zusammen im Auto zum Bahnhof und dann mit dem Zug nach London gefahren. Auf der Fahrt hab ich gelesen.
    In London sind wir dann, angefangen beim London Eye an der South Bank lang gelaufen. London ist, vor allem an der Themse, eine wunderschöne Stadt mit interessanten Dingen an jeder Ecke / Flussbiegung.
    Eine Zwischenstation war das Tate Modern, wo wir durch eine Gallerie mit Schaukeln gegangen sind und Tee getrunken haben im Café. Durch die Fenster konnten wir eine Pokémon Versammlung sehen, was durchaus verstörend war - vor allem, weil ich dachte alles gäbe es doppelt, weil ich das 'Fenster' nicht als Spiegel erkannt habe...
    Eine nächste Station war der Borough Market, wo es einfach himmlisch geduftet hat. Nach einem kurzen Besuch der Tower Bridge, sind wir dann in einem griechischen Restaurant essen gegangen. Wir hatten extrem viel Spaß. Ich konnte gar nicht aufhören zu lachen, was bei griechischem Yogurt garantiert alles andere als attraktiv aussah (was für eine Alliteration).
    Als wir alles satt waren, war es dann auch schon Zeit wieder zum Globe zu laufen und unsere Plätze einzunehmen. Wir haben die Komödie: 'All is well that ends well' geguckt. Ich liebe Shakespeare und ich liebe live Theater! Es war auch schön nicht weinen zu müssen - es war ja immer hin eine Komödie. Ganz cool war neben dem wunderschönen Theater und der genialen Darbietung auch, dass der Hauptcharacter Edmund gespielt wurde von Will Merrick, den ich aus dem Film 'Alles eine Frage der Zeit' als Jay kenne und auch, dass ein paar Plätze weiter Borris Johnson saß, der berüchtigt ist für seine Brexit Unterstützung und dafür, dass er Außenminister ist.
    Nach dem Theater sind wir zurück zur U-Bahn gelaufen und sind zum Bahnhof und dann nach Hause gefahren. Auch auf der Fahrt hab ich gelesen um mich wach zu halten, bis ich dann Zuhause direkt ins Bett fallen konnte.
    Heute Morgen musste ich dann sofort los zur Kirche und hatte keine Zeit den Blog dann zu schreiben, aber davon erzähl ich euch später mehr.
    Allen einen schönen Tag und bis nachher!
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  • Day5

    St Paul's Cathedral

    April 26 in the United Kingdom

    This cathedral is often seen in movies. Some of those movies include Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Star Trek: Into Darkness, Thor: The Dark World, Sherlock Holmes, London Has Fallen, and Marry Poppins. Also, this is where Prince Charles married Lady Diana.

  • Day1

    Going on a job hunt

    November 30, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    So my first full day back in London is met with two meetings to register with recruitment agencies.
    Again, thank goodness for Google maps. What would I do with it? Probably get lost going out the drive way.
    Chosen a route which consisted of 1 bus and 1 tube.

    My goal? : to find the highest paying job I can. Doing whatever. I have bills to pay and want to live in a warm house.
    Step 1: find job.
    Step 2: find house.
    Time period: by the end of next week.
    Doable? I hope so.

    My first meeting was done in about 10mins and was for hospo jobs. Not sure if I'll go down that ally due to the pay being lower. But it doesn't hurt to look.
    It then gave me over 2 hours until my next meeting. Easy 30min walk. Need to work off my Europe belly.

    There is actual snow flakes in the air. Just a few, a few enough to look pretty through the air. And I'm mainly wondering if I'll look cute in earmuffs as my ears are freezing.
    It's hilarious making eye contact on the tube. No one knows what to do and looks away awkwardly. It's a fun game.
    And the best thing about London is running into famous monuments during your trips around town.
    London bridge and St Paul's cathedral just to name a few.

    My next meeting is perfectly located next to a Wagamama for lunch.
    The meeting went really well and is for finance and accounting roles, with an agreeable pay rate.

    Took three goes to get a bus home. Firstly, my oyster card ran out of money, the next one the suspension broke, third one got me home.

    Fiona and Alan had a stressful day. Alan woke up with a swollen ankle. Made a doctor's appointment and they sent him to the hospital worried it may be a blood clot.
    He got some tests and treatment done. Scary stuff as we all know what blood clots can do. Glad they found it when they did.
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  • Day6

    London Skygarden

    March 31, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    This was a hidden gem that I only read about a couple of weeks before I left for this trip. Free entry but you reserved a time slot in advance. An impressive building with amazing views from the greenhouse like gardens up the top. Several cafes to choose from with lots of seating near the views. I had a nice flat white and on the coffee price index it was a medium ($5NZD so cheaper than Dubai's $7).Read more

  • Day11

    Mostly Museums: Tate and British Museum

    August 9, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    It was wishful thinking that the rain might disappear and that the sun might come out. It has continued to rain all day in true English fashion, which has put a bit of a damper on our plans. But what better way to fill the day and get out of the miserable weather than to visit the Tate Modern and British Museum.

    The Tate Modern has some great masterpieces from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries but we couldn't help but notice the lack of British artists.

    The British Museum houses some of the most magnificent (and "stolen") artefacts from history. Ricky went a bit berserk taking a zillion photos of the Ancient Egyptian, Greek and Roman collections. He was particularly excited when he stumbled upon the Warren Cup, a small silver Roman drinking cup from the first century CE that is decorated with two images of male same-sex acts. Actually, it was one of the main reasons he wanted to visit the British Museum.

    Fingers crossed that it doesn't rain tomorrow. Rain, rain go away. Come again another day (when Jason and Ricky leave London).
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City of London, LND, Londonas, London, Лондонский Сити

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