SUNDAY – 6th October
Arrived at Auckland early afternoon. Long wait for my suitcase but then straight through customs/immigration. A nice walk in the warm sunshine over to the domestic terminal and waited for my flight to Christchurch. Very tired.
Arrived Christchurch about 4:30pm.
SATURDAY – 5th October
A good flight London – HongKong. Four hours at Hong Kong airport until my next flight to NZ.
FRIDAY – 4th October
Finished packing and took a few clothes to the charity shop on Wandsworth Bridge Road. walked over to Emmaline’s and we went for lunch together at ‘222’ (222 North End Road).
Late afternoon walked over to the Chelsea stadium (with my suitcase) and met Em outside her work to say farewell for this trip. The walk from Chelsea Stadium to Fulham Broadway was with mixed emotions. Caught the tube at Fulham Broadway to Earls Court where I changed to the Piccadilly Line to Heathrow. The train was crowded so stood all the way to Heathrow but that was good.
My flight departed at 10:35pm.
THURSDAY – 3rd October
Walked to Hammersmith via Greyhound Road.
WEDNESDAY – 2nd October
Camden again. There was a trio of musicians on the street by the canal who were playing amazing gypsy jazz. Both of the guitarists were seriously good. I happily put a fiver in the hat.
Went to My Village cafe and had a bowl of My Grandma’s soup – today was a thick corn soup that was piping hot and nice and spicy. Two cups of coffee and a slice of coffee cake.
TUESDAY – 1st October
My last session of Yoga with Annette Ross @ Synchronicity Studio at Stockwell/North Clapham. I’ve really enjoyed the yoga sessions and will carry on with it when I get back to NZ.
MONDAY – 30th September
Brompton Cemetery, South Kensington, V&A, Hyde Park,, Notting Hill Gate, High Street Kensington.
SUNDAY – 29th September
Emmaline came over on her way to work with a suitcase of her books. Had a cuppa together. Later in the morning I had breakfast in Fulham Broadway then took a bus into Central London. They’ve got the new 3 door buses on the #11 route now. Walked up though Covent Garden and around the small streets in Soho – Frith St, Wardour St, Greek St, etc.. Spent some time in Fopps, Sounds of the Universe and Foyles.