Posted: 16/04/2014 at 10:04
Morning Team, dragged myself out of the fog that was London and am back to real world.
Fish, get well soon!
JD- go and nail it
Chrissi, hope things resolve themselves on the home front and well done on making wise decisions (I should take a leaf out of your book).
HI SD, sorry-I've probably infected you with cyber lurgy, your timing was better!
Jono, took me a little while to gather my thoughts in order to write coherent report but here goes.
Having spent the last week or so having very little sleep due to chest infection, coughing etc I knew that I should not be going to London. Had it not been for the fact that I had paid ridiculous amounts for travel and digs, then I would have pulled out. But anyway, I didn't! Mini bus picked me up Sat morning and off we went. As I coughed and spluttered, I could feel the hate from the runners who had desperately avoided germs up until then. Anyway, 4 hrs later we rocked up to the Expo place and in I went. The first instalment of madness. Registration good, all sorted but still I knew I should be pulling out.
Anyway, mini bus picked us up to disperse us to various digs depending on how much you had paid. I arrived at mine to discover it was in the red light area next to Kings Cross station. Got to room to discover I had to move the bed in order to get into bathroom. Decided to have a cuppa, kettle didn't work. Not looking good in Brersville by now!
Decided to go and find Starbucks and nearly got wiped out by a double decker. By now, it was about 6pm and the chaotic world that is London was still in full throttle. Decided to go back to digs and as I approached, a stretched limo pulled up outside and out of it fell about 20 very drunk women on a Hen Party. There were about 8 hotels in the street, but I just knew which one they were going to...happy daze
In they rolled and tottered in their 6 inch heels, I was on ground floor and yes...they were in rooms above me. They screeched and screamed until about 11pm then hit the town. I tried to grab some sleep but it wouldn't happen and back they rolled about 2am. Partying continued until about 4.30 when I eventually got some sleep until alarm went at 5.30. Revenge was sweet at this point, I had the noisiest flushing toilet ever created...I had a ball flushing that thing about every 10 minutes (childish, I know)