Monday, October 5, 2009

Getting Down with Gordon Brown

Hello, citizens!

Back from the land of scones and thrones. Good trip; nice to be back.

Things I have learned about the world's palest island dwellers:

- No top sheets on the beds. When I asked "what do you do when you get hot?" the response was, "we don't get hot." Huh!

- Don't listen to anyone who tells you otherwise, London has some top drawer food. Enjoyed The Anchor and Hope and Santo especially.

- And yet, beans for breakfast - ick.

- If they don't sell it at Portobello Market, you don't need it.

- "Southwark" is "Suth-uck" and "Leicester" is "Lester" and saying either wrong means you are a certifiable tourist.

- 723% greater use of the word "brilliant." We tend to reserve it for Nobel laureates. They used it to describe even the BS I said. My apologies to the Nobel laureates for diluting your awesomeness.

- The only difference between a pub and a bar is the date on the cornerstone. Either will do the trick.

(photo from me, London pub with familiar name)

3 comments:

Chris Preovolos said...

I beg to differ: The full English breakfast in probably their greatest contribution to society.

Sir Edmund Slackbladder said...

I say old chap. That and a blighty good glass of room temperature pale ale. Jolly good show.. what?

StamfordNotes said...

I stand firm in my anti-pre-noon baked beans stance. "Slackbladder"...classic.