29 August 2009

Stones, not sand - WTF? Day Trip to Brighton Beach

First off - a bit of unpleasant news - our bloody bikes got stolen! Just after I wrote the blog about how much we loved our new bikes, a day later they are gone. Grrr.

Anyway, other news. We got up relatively early Saturday morning and jumped on a train to Brighton. It was a short trip (~45 mins) from London out to the beach. I think the funniest part of the day was after being on the train for about 10 minutes. The train only made two stops after we got on, one on the outskirts of London, then not again until Brighton. We stopped at the first stop - the guy in front of us must have been day-dreaming because just as the doors closed he jumped up and tried to get off. No such luck. He then turned around and asked if this was the last stop before Brighton... We then listened as he rung up whoever he was meant to be meeting and explained why he was going to be about 90mins late.

We arrived to a sunny blue sky, and a lot of wind! We made our way down to a fairly packed beach, only to find that instead of sand, the beach is covered in stones! Wierd... We found a nice spot and sat down anyway, and after 10 minutes we were then confronted with this:

26 August 2009

General Catch Up

I thought it time for another one of our updates I know you all look forward to reading. Things have been a bit slow since our trip to Paris, but we have done a few cool things - including London Zoo and going to see The Offspring!

One of the reasons we have not done a lot is because we been having trouble with our flatting situation, which has provided a lot of stress... and my work mates/friends a lot of entertainment. I will probably write a dedicated blog about that for you all to have a good laugh at in the near future (it is really pretty funny).

One really cool thing we have done is both acquired bicycles! Both riding to work most days which is good for fitness and saving us a lota money. We have also been on a couple of huge excursions all over the city discovering parts we had not seen before.

A couple of weeks ago we went to the London Zoo. It was a lot of fun – the highlight for me being the huge Galapagos tortoises. Rochelle loved the Anteaters. There was one awesome enclosure that housed the monkeys. You walked right through with nothing between you and the animals. They had staff walking around telling people to put away their camera's, though, as apparently the monkeys will snatch them right out of your hands and run up the trees. We also saw enourmous snails (as big as your fist!) jellyfish, snakes, lizards and a Tucan (which I couldn't get a decent picture of grr). We searched everywhere for a kiwi to no avail :(

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