Tuesday, 27 September 2011

This post was not sponsored by the London tourist association... I don't even know if such a thing exists.

Today I had a spontaneous night out where Work-Buddy-James took me to (surprise, surprise) china town and then karaoke-ing. It was pretty awesome I have to admit and a nice change of pace to my usual 'home at 7 and straight into pyjamas' routine I usually have going on during a weekday night. 

We went through every duet we could think off and ruined them all. It was in a tiny room without air conditioning and to say I was less than attractive when I came out would be an understatement. 

Things I learnt from this experience?

A: I do not know the proper harmonies to Endless love and should probably never sing it again out if respect to Lionel Ritchie. 

B: S club 7 has done some of the best songs in existence. 

C: When I'm getting really into a song and giving it some gusto, I need to remember not to practically kiss the microphone in a small private karaoke bar in central London... Not quite sure what I may have caught. Probably should book me to see my GP just in case...

I am well and truly sweaty and knackered now though. I'm also nice and de-stressed from my 'funny turn' yesterday. 

What I love was that it was one of those nights that wasn't planned and just happened. I also love that I live and work that close to central London that I can do stuff like that. 

I'm just going to take a moment to say... I love living in London. I love how I can walk down one street and be on the Thames, then down another and suddenly I'm surrounded by the theatre, china town, then suddenly in complete hag heaven as all I hit Soho and all I can see is gay bars and bright lights. 

There was a time when I hated living in this city. I can't imagine that now. It is truly amazing and totally perfect to stroll down and soak in the multi culture that it encompasses. 

Sometimes I like to walk into the central part of London and sit in front of a historical building like St Paul's Cathedral, the House of Commons, or even Buckingham Palace, and just soak it all in. I imagine the people that would walk here 100's of years ago. I like to wonder what they would think of the place now, whether they would be disgusted or impressed with what we did with their City. 

I can't help but smile when I'm surrounded by my London. It is so beautiful and so vast in it's mix of old and new. 

For those of you coming to London for the Olympics next year... If we suck on the opening ceremonies (which we may very well do in comparison to Beijing), then don't be disheartened. Instead, go for a stroll down the Thames, take in the London eye and our rebuild of Shakespeare's Globe theatre. Sit in Hyde park and just soak in the ancient buildings around you. Visit St Paul's cathedral and marvel at the intricate beauty of it. 

Visit the Tower Of London and listen to our witty and humorous Beefeaters. Go see the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace and  sit at the feet of a lion in Trafalgar Square. 

You know what? Actually, just don't bother with the Olympics at all and go sightseeing instead. Mainly for what I said above but also because I work right next to where the Olympics will be and I am dreading getting into work at that time. If no one actually went then I might have a fighting chance of not having a completely pissed off couple of weeks. 

Until tomorrow

Peace out my lovelies. 

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