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Apr. 19th, 2009 08:00 pm
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Why are some people such worrywarts?? Sure, it better to be safe than sorry, but there's such a thing as too safe and then not having any fun at all! Some of these people who post to [livejournal.com profile] eurotravel need their priorities straightened! Lighten up people!

So, it's been a long ass time since I last updated. In short: I went to Montpellier, France with [livejournal.com profile] scattydove, had an amazing time! I ate lots of delicious French food, discovered I liked red wine, and met some great people! Right after that I went home, which was also an amazing time! I ate tons of yummy food (not the same as France, but good North American food!), saw tons of people, got to spend quality time with my adorable nephew, and even managed a trip to Buffalo! I've been back over a week now and have been working and not unpacking. Yeah, it's been 10 days, and my suitcase is still full....oops!

This weekend has been really good. Well, today I didn't do anything, but yesterday was amazing! I spent the day by myself out and about in London. In the morning I went to the Borough Market and wandered about. Not to mention eating my weight in food. I ate samples galore and also managed a venison burger and a plate of raclette. Yum! To take home, I bought myself a sausage (reminiscent of the delicious French ones I ate in Montpellier), brownies, and a game pie, oh and a shortbread. Then I went to Leicester Square and bought myself a theatre ticket for that evening (apparently it was treat myself day!) to see Joseph. Then as I was walking to Trafalgar Square I got myself a 99. My favourite British summer treat! At Trafalgar Square there was a Netherlands festival going on (maybe it was Netherlands Day??) and I wandered about the tents selling chips in a cone, Dutch waffles, and beer. I decided to have a beer. It was a lovely day out and drinking beer outside seemed like a good idea! It was kind of a bad idea, not because anything bad happened, but I was full already and the beer just made me fuller. Crazy full. When I got back home I made myself a salad for dinner, and I couldn't even finish it I was so full! (I ate the rest of it today, it wasn't too soggy, it was alright.) After spending a couple of hours at home (and getting my laundry done!) I went back to the Strand and saw Joseph!! It was AMAZING. I've seen it many times before, but I love it, and this is a new Joseph. A new Narrator too, she was a good singer, but she had too many annoying facial expressions. The new Jospeh (Garreth Gates) was really good. No Lee Mead, but good in his own way. Weird hair though, kind of mullet-y. But I highly enjoyed the show. Yay Andrew Lloyd Webber!

Today I've done nothing but eat more and more food. And am once again stuffed. Tomorrow the diet begins. Well, okay, not a diet, but eating in moderation is necessary!

I think that's pretty much it! Oh, my sister is coming to visit me in less than two weeks! Yay! And we're going to Paris for the night!!! I can't wait!

Date: 2009-04-19 07:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] scattydove.livejournal.com
Which posts are you referring to in Eurotravel? Want to seeeeee!

Your day out sounds ace! Everything seems so much better when the sun is out. And Gareth Gates...good choice for a Joseph!

Date: 2009-04-19 08:19 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] marciadanielle.livejournal.com
It's this one:

http://community.livejournal.com/eurotravel/952935.html

But there have been others too. This person is worried about card fraud. And is going to wear a money belt. It just seems excessive to me. But maybe it's just me. Maybe it's also the comment that she's been "googling safety tips". To me, it's all common sense.

Yes, things are a lot better when the sun is out!

Date: 2009-04-19 09:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] scattydove.livejournal.com
Ahhh yeah I had a feeling it might be that one. I thought the same thing and almost left a comment saying "....and you say you're NOT a travel noob???!"

People don't seem to get that wearing a belt and scrabbling around under all their clothes to get their money out just draws attention to them, and alerts people to the fact that they are travellers. Therefore making themselves even more susceptable to muggings/theft etc.

What makes me laugh is that people instantly think they are at risk of fraud as soon as they go on holiday/travel anywhere. I've used my debit and credit cards EVERYTIME i've travelled, and the only time i've been a victim of fraud is just after I used my card right here in Leeds.

She wants to "avoid looking like a tourist" when on the Metro in Paris (point 4) but she might fail at that when she's rummaging in her money belt for her bloody ticket.

FFS!

Oh, Guillaume left me a messsage earlier on FB and asked me if I would take down the photos that were taken in his flat. I think he was just worried about any Tom, Dick or Harry seeing them. So just a heads up in case you have any taken there that you were going to put up :)

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