the fifth of November
Gunpower, treason, and plot.
I see no reason why gunpowder, treason
should ever be forgot.”
There are fireworks booming outside and I was a little excited about it at first. It felt a little bit like London was celebrating just for Drew and me because we voted. When I researched the 5th of November tradition of bonfires and fireworks, I decided it wasn’t something I wanted to associate with the US election at all. The fireworks are nice, but what a thing to teach your children!?
Though I got off to a bit of slow start this morning, I did leave the recruitment agency search and CV re-writing to go by the bank and purchase a few things for the flat. While I was at the bank, I sat down with a personal banker to discuss the problems I have been having with Barclays–specifically the problem of repeatedly requesting and waiting on a debit card that never comes. (I know you think you’d heard this one. This is actually a separate trip to the bank than the first, second, or third time.) We may switch banks.
Points of interest:
- For some reason, when you buy a dish-drying rack in London, it does not come with the rubber/plastic mat that sits underneath to catch the water. HMMM?
- Most Londoners have coats that are either black or grey.
- In a light drizzle it is not necessary to pull out an umbrella and poke everyone’s eyes out as you squeeze through the crowds. Â If you are not carrying a hat, so sad for you. Â (Your hair looks fine.)
- People will stand very close to you everywhere you are. Â Put your earbuds in your ears and rock out.
- Asking for hot tea in a cafe or restaurant is rather dumb. Â That’s how tea is always served, stupid.
I wish it was a photo of my own cat, but my cat is not so photogenic, you know, being that he is black and crazy. So, my sister’s family cat will have to do. Â What do I miss today? Midnight. Like crazy. Who knew it would be this bad?!
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