London. What an amazing, chaotic and interesting city. So far it's been pretty smooth sailing and interesting events which I'll write more about later.
You know you're not in Kansas anymore or anywhere near North America for that matter when your local grocery store carries not one, but two types of duck fat! Right beside it are jars of goose fat and bags of potato chips in exotic flavours. Ew, it's not a dip is it?
Here though, just as in America, anyone can be on television. Witness one Charlotte Church. Voice of an angel, wit of an acorn. This may be the first time I've seen a live audience that required a laugh track. Her conversation with American 'singing' 'star' Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas left me stumped. Fergie told the viewing audience that '...in America, we get Easter Eggs with money inside'. What? I'm definitely in the wrong family. Luckily, many television series here have the sense enough to last for 6 episodes only before they're gifted with the fate of death or renewal.
Catching up with CP and meeting the most excellent Melinda June was the perfect start to what's shaping up to be a great vacation. It already feels like I've packed of week of things in.
More to come. Please send cash.