Planes, trains and bouquets

wedding bouquet

Hola. Hope you are well and apologies for this post being a day late.

I’m currently writing this from my new southern base, in that there London. I’m still settling into my new surroundings but I’m sure it won’t be long before I get my bearings.

I actually had a busy few days last week, largely involving travel. Last Thurs I was doing a full day writing workshop at a school in Leeds, meaning I had to get up at 5:15am to catch my train at 6:54. The odd nature of modern travel meant, that my train to Leeds (booked in advance) was cheaper than my taxi from Leeds train station to the school. It’s a little bit like going to a restaurant and your starter turns out to be more expensive than your main course.

After the workshop, I got on a train London weighed down by some of my possessions. Here’s a little bit of advice, London is no place to be with a big bag on your shoulder. It doesn’t mix well with crowded tubes et al.

The following day (Fri) ‘Her With One Permanent Job’ and I headed to Florence for my uni friend’s (Yin) wedding. This meant another early start and due to the nature of budget air travel meant we went via Pisa airport. But due to time constraints, we weren’t able to visit the leaning tower. This means I’ve now been to Pisa and not seen the leaning tower and been to Paris and not seen the Eiffel tower. My next trip will be to Egypt where I won’t see the Pyramids. Feel free to let me know if you’ve been to places and not seen the main tourist attractions. After landing at Pisa airport we had a long train trip before finally getting to Florence.

The wedding itself turned out to be a really nice occasion and we met some really nice, but don’t ask me about Florence as due to circumstances out of our control (partying) we didn’t see much of the city. I could however tell you about the inside of an Irish, karaoke bar. The wedding itself went smoothly and ‘HWOPJ’ even caught the bouquet, which was a little surprising as before setting off to Florence I’d texted Yin and said to throw the flowers anywhere but ‘HWOPJ’s direction. I have a feeling I was set up on this occasion and anyone who says women can’t throw, should have been at the reception because that bouquet went to ‘HWOPJ’ like an arrow. American fighter pilots could learn a thing or two from my friends accuracy. Don’t worry I will be having words with Yin on her return from her honeymoon.

And Finally… I was watching This Morning last week and there was a feature about botched DIY teeth whitening. All I can say about this, is what kind of idiot tries to whiten their own teeth? Wouldn’t you just go to a dentist, a trained professional, rather than trawl the internet searching for half-baked remedies. Some people eh!

Til next week (mon), stay safe (+ warm)!