Tuesday, 3 July 2012

England trip: Part 3

So it’s Kassie’s fault that I was late leaving the next day, but only by about an hour. She slightly redeemed herself in saving me some money on the ticket to London, but only slightly. I’m joking obviously. In fact, I really do owe her for that and everything else.

So today it was time to go visit London and meet even more people. There’s nothing especially interesting that I remember from the trip to Paddington, but I will tell you that I despise the London Underground. Don’t get me wrong, it’s quick and somewhat reliable. It’s also like being packed into a can of sardines.  Let’s just say that it was an..interesting..experience.

At Piccadilly Circus I met Ella, another internet friend who for some reason just happened to be in London at the same time that I was (she lives in South Africa). I’m sorry to say that there’s not much that I can say about Ella. I mean she’s always been nice to me, and she almost tackled me onto the ground with a running hug when I saw her, but I feel that maybe I didn’t get to spend enough time with her. With Rachael and Kass, we had hours to talk. With Ella there was only about an hour. That hour was worth it though, and then I had to cram myself into another 2 tubes to travel to Victoria station.

In our wisdom, myself, Meg, Marge and Raeesa had agreed to meet at some fountain outside Buckingham Palace. In my defence I didn’t know that it was that close to Buckingham palace. In other words, the place was thronged with tourists, temporary barriers had been put up and it was nearly impossible to find each other. In the end, we managed though.

Once again though, there’s not a huge amount that I can say. I’ve been friends with Meg online for quite a while, and while she pronounced it as weird and almost like it wasn’t real, at this point I was able to just shrug it off and say “oh well by now this is normal for me”. It was strange though. About 3 years after we’d first decided that we should meet up, we manage, and even then only briefly. Once again, I wish I could have spent more time with them, but that wasn’t to be the case.

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