easy living

3 Nov

london 1.28pm 15.5C cloudy friday 2017 virgin lounge

2.47pm back home now . sunny now 15.9C

last day of the free breakfast sandwich at shoreditch boxpark. the chunks of beef that they put in it makes me go back everyday for it. haha. to put meat in it is hefty for breakfast, which usually will have only egg in it.

its not really very cost effective if u have to pay for your tube and bus fares. it would cost you £6.50 to get there and back. (£5 rtn on the tube, and £1.50 on the bus to and from liverpool st station.)not to mention you will have to face the crowded on the tube. but i get a freedom pass so it is free to me. for £6.50 you can get some really great beef and cook it yourself. or pork belly, which simon cooked for me when i got back. or get a £5 chicken kebab in the lunchtime stalls in the street market in pimlico if u live near there like i do. 

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he offered to defrost some buns for me, to go with the fried belly, but i did not want it. just want to taste the pure unadulterated taste of fried pork belly. for £6.50 you can get two whole chickens.

but strangely, all those people streaming out of the shoreditch train station do not bother to stop and get this free food. the queue is not long . in fact, when i was leaving with my free food, there was a chinese guy walking by, and i told him, its free, and he decided to turn back and join the queue. it was not a long queue, either. they can serve 4 people at one go, so the queue can move very quickly.

its a lovely life in london i think for retired people like me.

after that freebie, i went to the virgin lounge and got myself a latte. and fruits and biscuits. haha. and the morning papers. 

 

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3 Responses to “easy living”

  1. Garfield Hug Friday November 3, 2017 at 3:43 pm #

    £5 for a ride on the tube! Wow! It is expensive!

    • alifesgayventure Friday November 3, 2017 at 3:51 pm #

      i think it is expensive too. there is a way to go round this, take the bus, because it is only £1.50 any distance. and if u return within the hour, it is free. but this means u have to live nearby. and max fare on the bus is £3.50. the bus is very slow. alternately, you can cycle there, on your own bike, and that is free. its a long way to cycle though. my freedom pass is really great, makes it great to be old here. of course for those working near there, they have their monthly pass which they have to pay for to get to work anyway, so any other journeys will be free as it were.

      • Garfield Hug Friday November 3, 2017 at 4:24 pm #

        I will not complain our local transport as expensive. I drive but others say $1.60 MRT is expensive ha ha…it is economical compared to yours.

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