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royal mayhem , if u ask me haha

11 Jun

london 1.25pm 21.8C saturday 2016

there was a voucher for a free frozen yoghurt from swirl,for today to commemorate their opening a store in islington. so i went there and got it. quite nice. the voucher mentioned the name of the place is swirl, but it has another name. rather strange, and googling it earlier, i noticed there was a store called sambaswirl in number 21, that had closed down. this one is in 38 upper st. that one was 5yrs old. its really strange how businesses operate. maybe the lease expired in that other one. 

 and i had a spare voucher, it was published in yesterday’s metro and i found two newspapers with the vouchers lying around in victoria station. and i gave it to a lady who paused outside and  curiously looked in, just as i was coming out with my frozen yoghurt. so i asked her if she wanted one for free and gave her the other voucher. i did not take any photos, which i should have done haha. well that is my birthday treat taken care of haha. i had google greet me with a doodle this morning when i log on. how nice! i thought at first it was for the queen, because it is her official birthday today too… but when i click on it, it says happy birthday anthony… 

Happy Birthday, anthony!


anyway my friend , peter, from bournemouth arrived in london and came to the flat at about 9am. and he had been indoors watching the live broadcast of the changing of the guards and big do in the mall. i came back just in time to catch the last minutes of the live broadcast of tv showed the mall jammed with people and crowds outside buckingham palace… i just thought how awful, who wants to be mixed up in all that crowd and u cannot see a thing anyway. but obviously there are plenty of people wishing to do so. peter tells me that when he was coming to london on the national express coach, in the short time he was there, he saw 5 hired coachloads of people going to london. so there are these many people coming from outside london for this.

added. i was very startled to see how bright green the colour of the queen’s outfit… and then it dawned on me that she have got it right all along. she needs to be noticeable. that is the whole point of it all.  it wont do for her to be wearing dull colours. and she is the only person i know who can carry off these really dramatic colours. the telegraph have a nice article mentioning it. 

i wonder if i am a bit weird, in that my first reaction to seeing all this is to avoid it. i had wanted to go to seven dials, in covent gdn for a do there… but now i see the big crowds i think i shall give it a miss. the centre of london will be a mess, with all these people wandering about. peter asks me to join him in it, but i decided not to . i know i shall get a bit bored with it.

i know it gets a lot of hype and the anticipation must be at fever pitch, but all i can see is the big crowd of people and that is a horror right from the start. i avoided all the crowds by taking a different bus route that avoids that area when i went to islington and to the library this morning… so i wont tempt fate by going out again and right into the centre of that mass of people now that i have got back.

i just had another thought, there will be the naked bike riders to add to all this mayhem. i think i shall sit this out.

added 7.12pm, my friend have been texting me about his doings… once he text that he found £5. later when he came back he told me it was 5 £1 coins in the cobbles on the ground. at first i thought he meant all in one place, but now i had a think, it is various places. he is lucky that way. he can find money easily… it is his knack,like he got a radar that attracts money to him or makes him finds them.

 though he dont have the knack of saving them. haha. mores the pity. he called me and told me he is at the local supermarket and seeing the reduced foods section… but he came back spending £18 , amazing how anyone can spend that amount of money if they have only bought reduced foods… and sure enough when i see what he had bought it is all sweet stuff, cakes, etc. a waste of money really haha. all about £1, but they sure mount up if you are not careful.