Travbuddy meet up. Yay!
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OK, I will write a proper entry for this. But in the meantime, here are some photos from our fantastic meet up. It was brilliant, and I had a great time. ANd fitted in two museums whilst I was at it. SUCH a geek!
The week before the meet up, I had had one of my busy weeks at work, culminating in a trip to Reading to learn about... well, boring things that only I could get overexcited about. It was good though - props to the Holiday Inn for the food. So I was totally shattered by Thursday and made the bus by the skin of my teeth-except that then it was late. Despite the fact that traffic happens at predictable intervals in the UK, it always takes Thamesdown Buses by surprise. That was an 8.20 bus.
I got to Paddington, 55 minutes late. That's five minutes not late enough to claim compensation, folks. Gotta love First Great Western. And I sort of felt like I was on holiday, so I went to Yo Sushi to drink unbelievable amounts of Miso soup and eat some fish. Then I wandered to the South Bank.
Then I went to Mile End to meet Ruby, who coped with the fact I'd had five coffees admirably.
Hannah came round, and the three of us got changed, chatting happily about, oh, jewelry choices and whether anyone had any hair slides I could borrow.
Two for One cocktails. Possibly the worst idea in the world, for the sake of my poor battered liver, but an amazing idea for making friends. The World's Flirtiest Barman (damn, I did know his name. Joe? No, Joe was his mate. Ben? Nah, Ben was the blonder one. Damnit!) fixed Hannah and I some passionfruit thingies and some something with Kiwi and Strawberries, and we set about making friends with Travbuddies. It was amazing. We had a great time chatting away, and it was great to really meet some people. Then we went next door to Wagamamas.
Wagamamas is a chain of Japanese restaurants - not sushi, but noodles and stuff. They're consistently good and I've never had a bad meal in one.
Hannah, Ruby and I went back to Mile End. Hannah went to sleep, and Ruby and I gossiped for a while, and I got the inside gossip about Amsterdam, which sounds like several adventures. It was a great night out, and I can't wait for the next one!
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[reviews for 55/wagamama/yo sushi/samurai/british museum]