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Dec. 20th, 2003

Did a little more shopping in the Oracle (the 'Orrible?) this morning-- Lush and Body Shop for, ah, generic girly presents :) Which I think is a bit of a cop-out, but one lass on a forum suggested that it's actually pretty good as generic presents go... will see.

Quick lunch at noodle place in town(should go more often, it's nice), and then headed off to London to give inferis and myriadofsins a hand moving house. I turned out to be the first helper to turn up, hmm. Their new flat is amazingly close to the Tube station, with convenient caff. And has a garden and (now) a cat. Result! Anyway, after shifting a load, and helping pack another, headed off back home, got back about 9:45. The journey between Reading and London is actually quite pleasant when it's quiet. I'd certainly rather spend a 25 minute journey on a 125 than heading off into London's outer reaches on a tube or suburban train.

We have lots of Christmas decorations up in the dining room now. Sue's talking about making a tablecloth. I'm hiding in the computer room.

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rozallin
Dec. 20th, 2003 03:22 pm (UTC)
*jaw gaping in disbelief*
It only takes 25 minutes to get to Reading from London?
araqnid
Dec. 20th, 2003 03:26 pm (UTC)
Re: *jaw gaping in disbelief*
yes... but that's 25 minutes of actual train motion. you might be waiting up to half an hour for a train to actually turn up. and not all the trains are non-stop london to reading. but in general, it shouldn't take more than 35-40 minutes on average once you include waiting time. it takes me 90 minutes to commute door to door, of which at least half is getting from home to Reading stations, or from reading station down to Victoria.
kaerfthecarrot
Dec. 23rd, 2003 07:52 am (UTC)
Do you live in London??
Sorry, but I'm a bit obsessed with anything English. Just read my last post...I've always wanted to visit. Is it as cool as people make it out to be???
[Kleo]
araqnid
Jan. 13th, 2004 03:18 pm (UTC)
Re: Do you live in London??
Sorry, I saw the notification for this and didn't reply at the time, then forgot about it :} I live in Reading, which is near London (about 40 miles west, further up the Thames valley). The problem with giving a good opinion there is that you get the "familiarity breeds contempt" effect-- I know lots of things that get me down about living over here, particularly up north where I'm from originally.

Reading your post-- the football might sound fun, but wait until you've met a crowd of football yobs after a match before you fix your opinon :} etc. etc. etc., there's no better way of finding out if the grass really is greener than heading over there and getting a good luck. Can be tricky to arrange if you haven't got bags of cash lying around, though.
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