Tuesday, August 04, 2009

A Housefull

Everyone is here now. Picked up Leona on Sunday and then yesterday I took the cheap* way out to Heathrow Airport (i.e. the tube rather than Heathrow Express) to meet my friend Laurel whom I haven't seen in over 20 years. She's a friend from my college days and I think the last time we saw each other was in 1986 at a wedding.

It may sound cliche but we reconnected via facebook of all places about 2 years ago. We've had regular chats since then and last year when I was doing this same trip I had floated the idea to her that she should come out for a holiday. Visiting Europe isn't quite so daunting when you don't have to pay for accommodation :) The timing wasn't right for her last year but this year she jumped at the chance.

Here she is ...

Laurel in London

She was so jet lagged, but I knew getting her outside in the sunshine and not allowing her to nap was going to help her get a decent nights sleep. It's kind of fun to watch someone that tired, but so excited as she's never been to Europe before.

So we are all here now and ready to take on the city. And it's just started to rain... typical.

* for those that have the time you can take the tube all the way out to Heathrow Airport. If you have an Oyster Card the trip works out to 4.80 return and takes approximately an hour from London Victoria station, vs 32.00 return and 15 minutes.

5 comments:

Geotacs said...

nah it may soudn liek a cliche but it's true... facebook does connect up with long lost friends...

isn't good to catch with them?

enjoy the trip!

cheers!

Laurel said...

Ah, good times! Thanks for the invite, Chris, it was the trip of a lifetime!!

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