3 weeks has gone quick!
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May 8th, 2008 – by: reobug
I've since started working at the Walkabout Pub in Islington, and moved into a room above the pub. Living with an Aussie guy around my age, and a Kiwi guy whos a bit older and is the assitant manager. Both of them, and all the staff are all really friendly and fun! Work is alright, a bit different to Star Track where the days use to fly by, and a 12 hour day felt short; compared to here on a Monday afternoon, and its dead, a 6 hour shift feels like 10 hours! But the weekend nights, the pub turns into a night club and get really busy, so those shifts go much faster!
Its great living above the pub, i can get out of bed 10 mins before i start, and when I do split shifts, I walk up the stairs and I am home!
I bought a tiny laptop over here, it has a 7inch screen, so small! But has wifi and a webcam, so I am able to jump on it in the pub and use their free wifi! Which is very handy, and it weighs less than a kg, so perfect to travel with!
Zak arrived a week ago, and I had a couple of days off work, so we spent his first night at the backpackers I stayed at, then caught a half an hour train ride to visit a friend from Melbourne, and stayed at her house! Since then, Zak has been staying in my room upstairs, job hunting.
We are planning on going to a big music and surfing festival in Newquay (still in England) on the 20th June. Its a 4 day camping thing, with music and surfing, so that should be pretty fun, and then after that, we are thinking we are going to buy a van, and do Van Tour 08! Which is pretty much a convoy of antipodeans (aussies, kiwis and saffas (sth africans)), all driving around europe and going to all the major festivals. So that sounds like it will be lots of fun, we jut have to find a cheap, half decent van now!
I haven't actually done much sightseeing in London, all I've seen so far is the London Bridge, which is not exciting at all, and the Tower Bridge which is a bit more impressive! Also saw Big Ben, and the Eye, which we didnt go for a ride on, because of the massive lines, but we still might.
Not much else to report, work around 40 hours a week, late night and split shifts (and early mornings when we get deliveries), so not much time for much else. I usually get two days off in a row a week, which i use to go out and party! But I spent way too much money in my first 3 weeks overseas, so have to settle down now, and try to live off the 180 quid i make a week, and not touch my Aussie bank till I head off for europe!
Oh I also just got my lip pierced today, and forgot to get photos taken of it getting done, so you all miss out on seeing that!
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