Here comes the sun...

Doo doo doo doo....to quote the late great George Harrison. Yep the sun finally came out in north France and has followed me to England. First time I've seen it on the trip for any length of time. The journey over here was good. I had my last pain au chocolate and cafe au lait at my favourite little boulangerie on the corner this morning. Sadie slept with me last night until Simon came home and then she disappeared into his room for the night. She was scratching on the door so how could I resist - poor little thing. Anyway got the metro to Gare du Nord and checked in and everything went smoothly. The journey through the tunnel under the English channel takes about 25 minutes - it always kind of freaks me out that there is a huge body of water above me so I listened to my MP3 player and tried not to think about it. I closed my eyes and thought of England. :)
Arrival went smoothly and I knew there was a M & S food store at St. Pancras station so after I checked out the Xmas tree made from lego (neat) I scurried in and got myself a prawn and mayonaisse sandwich and scoffed half of it outside the shop. I was so hungry. And it tasted so mighty fine. I then got the tube after putting a bit of money on my Oyster card (pay as you go card for London transport) at a machine - a lady helped me as I have never done it that way before. Once I got to Golders Green station I put some serious money on it. It's not cheap. Once I left the station my face nearly cracked from the huge smile on my face as I got on the H2 bus. Well spoke too soon - despite Simon emailing me yesterday and asking my arrival time and then acknowledging my email there was no one home. I stopped a passing couple and asked if I could borrow their mobile so the fellow called for me - busy then answer phone so left a message. They were ever so helpful - really sweet and I got to use an Iphone. Woopee ding dong. (as those who know how much I love cell phones. I rang the doorbell one last time and was going to take off and there was Simon. (no not the dog sitting one in Paris but London Simon) Got settled into my room and then put my stuff together and off to the laundromat. Part two coming up - this wifi connection is better than last year but still a bit slow....

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