Wednesday, August 26, 2009

My new favorite website

Check out http://www.moo.com/

I visit this website and dream of all of the random reasons I want to order things. Especially the mini-moo cards.

Just because.

Oh, and if you're in the UK, a Google seach for 'moo promo code' should net you a nifty 20% off your first purchase discount code!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Why I Love Living in London

Reason number 24: Last minute travel bookings to the Continent!

Wild hair at lunch=a few minutes spent on a travel website=t-minus 18 hours & counting to a quick trip this weekend to Brussels. Yea!

Within less than 20 minutes of thinking, 'hm. it would be fun to pop down to Brussels this weekend. wonder if there are any cheap trips/train tickets left?...' and done. Two tickets. 5 star hotel. 36 hours in Brussels. Breakfast, late check in, and check out. All for under £200 each.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Funny TV Commercial

I've been meaning to post about this for a few days, but it took me a while to find a clip of the ad.

This is by the UK Government (HM Customs, to be specific), and is seriously one of the funniest tv adverts I've seen in a while. It came on TV Monday nite, and Simon & I actually stared at the TV while it was on & then burst out laughing when it was finished.

Brilliant. Hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCGBmsWl_cA

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Paris Dining Suggestions

With the last of the UK Summer Bank Holidays upon us, Simon & I are heading to Paris in 11 days. We'll be staying in the St Germain area near the Jardin du Luxembourg.

Am looking for dining suggestions. This will be the first time I've been to Paris & not been on a crazy-strict budget (think baguette & banana for lunch), and this will simply be Simon's first trip to Paris. I realize there are tons of good restaurants there, but I'm hoping to find a few now-and pre-book.

Any suggestions?

Friday, August 14, 2009

Only in London...

...would you have a discussion with a total stranger on a train about whether or not it's now 'socially acceptable' to go to the toilet before the train leaves the station. And flush.

Anyone have any comments? Is it OK to do this now or is it still considered rude? Based on the puddles of waste I see (seriously...) on the unoccupied tracks in Paddington, I'm inclined to think it's an acceptable practice now. Albeit, a gross one. hm.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Top Travel Websites

I'm just sayin...

AirfareWatchDog.com
Airfare.com
CheapTickets.com
Expedia.com
Hotwire.com
Kayak.com
Mobissimo
Orbitz.com
Priceline.com
Travelocity.com
Vayama.com
WhichBudget.com
Yapta.com

Sunday, August 9, 2009

And you think you're having a rough day...

Seen at Spitalfields Market today. Roat piggy...



Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Bugger. I mean Booger.

There's no kind way to say this...London is a city of nose-pickers.

Perhaps it's because I'm living in the largest city I've ever lived in-and thus, haven't been exposed to the population size. Perhaps it's because most of my transportation is on foot or on a train/tube, and this is behaviour normally reserved for the privacy of one's own car...but, for Pete's sake...Can we please stop picking our nose in public, people?