05.11.2005 6 °C
SO the french arrived yesterday... mark and i had ventured down to "afirca" (which is really a sweet little town called Peckham, but thats another story entirely). There was 5 of them that arrived, and apparently another who took one look at the situation and then decided to bolt!!
So we get home just as the boys are about to head out . . . they have called charlene to say WTF! The french bird who was organising everyone started talking to mark and i stating that we had to share a room for the month that we were there . . . and still pay our $85 & $75!! And because the boys were still there their was only the one room for all 4 of them to stay in. What a drama, I of course cracked it. There was no way i was going to live with 6 people, considering that i then came to light that another (truckload, i guess) was coming on thursday . . . mark and i decided that it was best for us to venture elsewhere...the french didnt like that, cause they could not afford it. Charlene finally made the call that she would give all the money they had paid back and allow mark and i to stay... so our intial one month . . . is now 6. Which means we have somewhere to call home!! One chore off the list.
The drama though meant that we were not able to head out with the boys as planned. . . while we were waiting on the french to leave, we went to the local off-license and bought fireworks . . . so we had our own little display in the backyard!! Didnt realise that we actually have trees so close . . . (by the way, our house backs onto a cemetry). . . then i had the bright idea that a walk along the thames would be a fantastic idea!! HEaded off to the train station, and no matter which was you looked fireworks were everywhere... It really makes new years look so lame!! Becuase we just missed the train we had another 20 minutes or so to watch the spectacular shows all around us. Mind you, when we actually got into the city, our view was very limited!! But it was a good night anyway!!
Well . . . time to try and make home, home now!!