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goddesstogo and mr. goddess's big London adventure (an ongoing tale)

Old Oct 10th, 2010, 01:32 AM
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Sorry to hear you were ill, and glad you have recovered and are able to go dancing!
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Old Oct 10th, 2010, 01:50 AM
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.....guys wearing suspenders, that sort of thing....
That made me giggle.

If they were also wearing bras, then perhaps they were lumberjacks.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mL7n5mEmXJo
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Old Oct 10th, 2010, 02:47 AM
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goddess is going to be so homesick when she watches that!
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Old Oct 10th, 2010, 03:31 AM
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GTG,

if you want a nice relaxing night in, on TV tonight is the superb Downton Abbey [ITV 1, 9pm] featuring the incomparable Maggie Smith. Sadly we're up to episode 3, but you can catch up with episode 2 at 4.55 this afternoon. I'm only mentioning it now as I only watched the first two episodes last night and I really loved it.
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Old Oct 10th, 2010, 03:31 AM
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julia, I love that youtube! And it does make me miss Toronto -- all the guys shopping at Harry Rosen on a Saturday afternoon look just like that!

MissPrism, not suspenders? What do they call the things that hold men's pants up here?
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Men's trousers are held up by braces, women's stocking's are held up by suspenders....hence the hilarity!
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Actually I guess that mens' stockings are held up by suspenders too, if they are into that sort of thing...
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Old Oct 10th, 2010, 04:26 AM
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Braces! Braces are what they put on your teeth to make them straight!
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Old Oct 10th, 2010, 05:19 AM
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Glad you're feeling better and have found a place to dance.

Here's an item from the Globe and Mail:

"London chefs Mark Jankel and Jun Tanaka show off their street kitchen trailer. - London chefs Mark Jankel and Jun Tanaka show off their street kitchen trailer.

Taking gourmet to London's streets

WILL IT PARK OUTSIDE BUCKINGHAM PALACE?

London Inspired by Manhattan's fancy food-truck phenomenon, chefs Jun Tanaka and Mark Jankel are elevating London street food from greasy to gourmet. From Oct. 4 to 18, as part of London Restaurant Week, the culinary duo's Airstream kitchen will serve up locally sourced organic fare in Covent Garden and Old Spitalfields Market. Seasonal dishes such as braised beef with honey-roasted carrots and celeriac mash, and hot smoked salmon with beetroot, crushed potato and horseradish (a significant step up from fish and chips) are reasonably priced at £6.50. To find out the exact location and daily menu of the Street Kitchen truck, follow the Twitter updates @streetkitchen. www.streetkitchen.co.uk"
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Old Oct 10th, 2010, 06:29 AM
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Sorry that something you "et" didn't work out.

To live in a city or town is such a luxury. So often we make up our minds about a place based on a day trip.

Keep it coming, please.
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Old Oct 10th, 2010, 06:36 AM
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Braces! Braces are what they put on your teeth to make them straight!

Indeed but before people woer braces for teeth, they wore them to hold up their trousers
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Old Oct 10th, 2010, 06:58 AM
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annhig,
I missed your post because we were posting at exactly the same time. I've been seeing Downtown Abbey advertised everywhere and it looks wonderful -- exactly the kind of thing I'd like, but we don't have a TV in the flat. I know we can see TV on the computer but we haven't tried it yet. I'm going to see if I can figure it out today and watch both episode 2 and tonight's new one, so thanks for letting me know!

morningglory, I've read about the street kitchen and it sound interesting but I'm not sure we're going to get to it. I hope we can get to Spitalfields market soom after we come back from Hamburg but I think it will be gone by the time we get there. Thought of you last night at dancing!

"To live in a city or town is such a luxury." TDudette, I can't imagine living anywhere else. I'd last about half an hour in the country. I'm a city girl, through and through, and must have terra concrete under my feet.
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sorry, GTG - I think I knew that!

good luck with the on-line viewing.
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Old Oct 10th, 2010, 09:06 AM
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I've just watched the episode where the Crawleys first come to DA. Is that the first episode? I can't seem to find any previous ones. I loved it (gosh, that Maggie Smith -- she brings new heights to the word haughtly, doesn't she?).

I'll definitely watch tonight's episode.
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Old Oct 10th, 2010, 10:36 AM
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GTG - sounds like the 2nd one. the first one opens with the dread tidings that the heir and his son [to whom the delectable Lady Mary was going to be married off, thus keeping the Abbey and the title intact] have been drowned in the sinking of the titanic.

the rest of the plot....well, I'm sure you've worked it out!
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Old Oct 10th, 2010, 10:42 AM
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The Titanic! Ooh, I love this.

I also noticed that I can watch Upstairs, Downstairs. I think my life in London is now ruined.
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Old Oct 10th, 2010, 11:39 AM
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PS - FYI - if you are watching LIVE TV on a computer, you should have a TV licence! [the place you ae renting may have one i which case you are fine, but if there's no TV, it's unlikely - I wouldn't want you to get a huge fine as a souvenir of your stay!]

if you watch on "listen again" it's OK without one.
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Old Oct 10th, 2010, 11:55 AM
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I'm not sure but I think the flat owner must have one. It's her friend who first let us into the apartment (and who is a property manager, though not for this place) who told us about it.

So you mean if I wait till after it's over or tomorrow, I can watch the rerun with no problem?
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Old Oct 10th, 2010, 12:10 PM
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yep!

mad, I know.

To wile away the time, have a look at "Ideal" on BBC.

you might need subtitles though!
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