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

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

Old Dec 10th, 2010, 01:18 AM
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Maybe it has something to do with the Enchanted Palace exhibit that I don't quite understand. Has anyone been to this? I'm going to ask in a separate thread.
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Old Dec 10th, 2010, 11:47 AM
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???

GTGO - what has been going on since I checked in a few days ago? how have you/your readers offended?

i can't wait to find out!
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Old Dec 10th, 2010, 01:38 PM
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?????? is right! I have no idea what that post was, annhig! Everything I've added is still there so I don't know what was removed.

Does anyone else know? Did anyone see the offending post? What was it and who wrote it? Of course, I wouldn't expect you to tell me verbatim or it will just be removed again but give me some idea, please.

Geez louise!

Well, anyway...today. Today we went to the Wolseley for lunch and had no problem getting a table in the front room where you don't need a reservation. I would have prefered to be in the main room but it was pretty much a last minute decision and I knew they were booked. I love the look of the restaurant but I have to say I was disappointed in the food. Maybe it was because of what we ordered, after all, how creative can you get with a gruyere omelet and seafood stew but I did expect something more special. Nothing was wrong with our food but it was plain, plain, plain. Lovely service and lovely place, though.

After lunch we had a nice long walk on Picadilly which was lively with Christmas shoppers and tourists. Late in the afternoon we took hsv's advice and went to the Duke Hotel for a martini in their very pretty bar and that was a real treat. The martinis are expensive but no more so than you'd pay in an upscale hotel bar in Toronto, but they're also smaller here. It was a nice touch having the waiter come to the table with a cart and do the little martini thing right there, down to a twist of peel run around the rim of the glass. They also serve good mixed nuts (the expensive kind that includes macademias) and my favourite olives -- those bright green crunchy ones.

We lingered there for a while and then took the tube back up to our own neighbourhood and went to see The Tourist. I think this is the first Angelina Jolie movie I've ever seen. I honestly don't understand why people think she's beautiful. Honestly? I think she's scary looking. She's so thin that her face is drawn which makes her huge lips look even more huge and she was wearing about 10 pounds of make-up. Could those lips be real? That woman couldn't drown if they put weights on her ankles. Her lips are like floatation devices.

The movie itself was silly. The clothes were nice and the scenes of Paris and Venice were great. If you must see it, wait for the dvd.
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Old Dec 10th, 2010, 01:56 PM
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I asked the eds and Amy_D said it was spam. I really like this new system of noting when a post has been removed.

So thanks, Amy_D!
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Old Dec 11th, 2010, 01:11 PM
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Not much to tell today because it was pretty much a repeat of the Kensington walk. I wanted to take SO around so we just retraced our steps. It turns out that the mirror on the Kensington Palace gates is part of the Enchanted Palace thing.
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Old Dec 12th, 2010, 11:15 AM
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mmmmm....how could you not be interested in what sash windows can tell us about old buildings, GTGO? seriously there have been some very interesting boks written about such subjects, but I can see that they would not appeal to everyone.

BTW, was it you molesting the heir to the throne and his consort? i can't work out what she was doing with the window down in the first place.

http://edition.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/eu...police/?hpt=T2
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Old Dec 12th, 2010, 12:07 PM
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annhig, that's exactly what I thought - why in the world was there an open window at all?!
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Old Dec 12th, 2010, 01:29 PM
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The sash window info was definitely interesting, annhig, only he mentioned it about 35 times. I was thinking that 34 of those mentions might have been better used otherwise.

When I re-walked the route with SO we went up to the roof garden at the Babylon restaurant and it was so pretty! It must be gorgeous in the spring and summer. Those flamingos must be getting goosebumps at this time of year, though. If you haven't been up there to look around, it's worth a peek.

Today we were home most of the day re a visit from our landlady and her young man and then went to the Leicester Square Vue to see a late afternoon show of Monsters. Interesting but not great (but certainly better than The Tourist by miles).
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Old Dec 12th, 2010, 01:31 PM
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Oh, and re the open window, my SO thinks it was No Accident At All and was opened by Charles in a plot to have Camilla done in. (Although he also added a comment about the proverbial ten-foot pole.)
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Old Dec 12th, 2010, 03:54 PM
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Poor Camilla. Maybe she gets hot flushes and opened it herself? What kind of highly-trained(?) security drives into a demonstration like that. I wonder who the driver will be trusted to chauffeur now? If anyone.

GTG, you've confirmed what I suspected about The Tourist from the previews. The King's Speech started here on Friday...I'm waiting till half-price Tuesday though.

Each time I read your adventures, I try to figure out a way I can spend more than 10 days or so in London...selling my house springs to mind but that seems rather extreme.
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Old Dec 13th, 2010, 02:26 AM
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Hahaha - GTG you are much nicer than I would have been - it has to be a joke!!!???

PS: Can I come stay at your place too?
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Old Dec 13th, 2010, 02:50 AM
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Jamie, yes, but in Toronto.

(I thought it might be a joke but I dunno, maybe not. Maybe it's some rich eccentric and now I've lost my chance of getting in his will. )
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Old Dec 13th, 2010, 04:04 AM
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Now that would be a shame!
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>>I am not a yoof.<<

Allo allo allo. Have they let you in again?
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Old Dec 13th, 2010, 05:39 AM
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Why has your moggy got an Asbo?
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Old Dec 13th, 2010, 08:21 AM
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A) Patrick -- what?
B) Josser -- what?

I've completely lost control of this thread. Someone tell me what's been going on since 1:04 pm.

Today we set off to go to the Berwick Market but it was just a couple of fruit/veg sta11s and the ubiquitous pocketbook stall. Never mind, sez we, ever the intrepid travelers so we walked through the sleazy sex show lanes of Soho and then over to St. Martin-in-the-Field where we had lunch in the Crypt. I'd been wanting to see the Ben Johnson paintings at the National Gallery so we stepped across the road to do that and it was well worth it. There are only three canvasses but they're very interesting. I'm very much a fan of the highly detailed super-realistic style of painting and these were great. Ben Johnson and his team (his studio) are actually working on the Trafalgar Square painting while it's there. There's a schedule and it's probably posted on the NG website if you want to see them.

Afterwards we walked through the Sainsbury Wing for a couple of hours while my SO relived his Ukrainian Orthodox childhood. He showed me a couple of paintings that were similar to prints that hung in his bedroom when he was a little kid and I can see now why he was put off religion at an early age!

No plans for tonight except cooking dinner at home. This last week is sort of odd. It's too early to start getting ready to leave but too late to be making any plans other than the few we've already got set in place. I sort of feel like we're just marking time now. All I can say is I hope there's not snow when we get home. Or when we leave.
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Old Dec 13th, 2010, 08:25 AM
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GTG - I believe a banned poster (I think its CW) signed up and was 'allowed' to post a couple posts - but they seem to be removed. Nothing too exciting...
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Our favourite policeman returned to the fold and was promptly booted out.
Certainly on this thread he doesn't seem to have said anything to warrant it.
Patrick and I were welcoming him back
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Old Dec 13th, 2010, 09:17 AM
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Oh. What did he say? Can you give me a precis?
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Old Dec 13th, 2010, 09:45 AM
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You know what? Thanks anyway but never mind.
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