Thursday, October 08, 2009

monet and money.

Hey there! I hope everyone is having a great chilly day!!!

Today we had a fairly unstressfull but yet still riviting and eventful day! We got up around eight thirty and had some excellent breaky from the hostel, I'm going to miss those breakfasts. Everyday I eat Frosted Flakes and a yummy croissant. The interesting thing is that the hostel in the morning smells like my Grandma Ward's. I don't know why but it does!!

Next thing we decided that we would head down to Trafalgar Square where the Canadian Embassy is located. In front of the Canadian Embassy there is a square with this huge statue that is like really high in the middle. It is called the Nelson Column and was made in honour of some Horatio Nelson. Around it there are these HUGE lions on each side. Pretty Cool. Then there are sweet fountains in this square to. It's really hard to explain, I took some pictures so check our my facebook Album. We then wondered into the National Gallery. That was pretty amazing and breathtaking. I saw Monet, de Vinci, Michelangelo, Rembrandt, and Van Gogh paintings. For a second I couldn't believe I was actually looking at the REAL picture, so cool. It reminded me of Mrs. Kirychuk a lot! All the pictures were just so amazing and we got these cool headsets so we could listen and learn about the pictures. I sort of wanted Marlee to push me into one JUST to see what would happen to me. he he he. OR better yet I should have nudged someone into one and then stood back and watched what happened. next time.

After this we wondered to the ever famous, ever spectactular, Bryce and Shelby's favourite place of employment...SUBWAY for some lunch (you will notice this in the things I learned today) We then headed back to our hostel to collect our funds so we could go sign our lease and pay for our rent and security deposit. All three of us had a LOT of cash so we didn't want to take a chance to get mugged or something. Thus, I shoved my money in my ever handy "chest of drawers" and I am pretty sure Marlee's was in her pants.. (remember what "pants" means here) hehehe. Needless to say, we got to our agency and signed the papers and all is well. We get to move in..TOMORROW! We then took a venture to our flat to see how long it would take to walk there from the tube, etc. I think it was just an excuse because we were so excited to see it again! Just as I remembered, it's a cute little red bricked house with nice old bay windows. The whole street looks like it is straight out of a movie. (See Facebook for pictures) My address is..dah dah dah dahhhhhh...
76 Elthorne park road
w7 2jd
The first person to send me a letter wins a prize yet to be determined by me. I LOVE snail mail, so please send something! :)

Now we are back sitting in our hostel just getting excited to move tomorrow! Tomorrow we have a meeting with Protocol, which is another agency like SMART. Me and Marlee decided that just in case SMART doesn't have a job for us that day, maybe Protocol will, that way we will be working all the time! yay for jobs!

This weekend Rochelle is coming to visit us in our new home! I can't wait! It will be so great to see a familiar face and drink some Bud and play a game of Moose!

Things I learned today...

1) If you don't want your sub toasted from subway you get cold, almost frozen, maybe raw??? bacon and chicken. They do not microwave it for you, the toaster machine is how they warm everything up. gross. Today I literally came back to the hostel and warmed up my chicken and bacon.

2) Art is better appreciated in real life.

3) I really want to kick a pigeon. Really really really bad. You can't walk somewhere without a pigeon near. I just get this urge to kick one, it's a goal I have before I leave this city I will kick one, possibly to pigeons.

Alright! this may be the last post until we get internet in our new place! I'll post some pictures asap of the flat!

Buhbye for now!


Bekki said...

Hey Crystal, I love reading your blog! It makes me laugh everyday. It looks like you and Marlee are doing really well, and I can't wait to read more! After all, I am living vicariously through you and this trip! lol...

Anonymous said...

I love this Crystal! I feel so excited for you and Marlee just reading it! I could have been the first person to send you mail had I held onto your thank you card for just one more day... I sent it to your Mom's. I'll keep reading and living vicariously through you ladies! =)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for thinking of me.
I must agree, art is much better in person than looking at a book.
I will be so jealous when you go to Ireland.
By the way, you are a fantastic blogger. Enjoy every minute of your travels. Everyday is an adventure.