Monthly Archives: December 2005

Lloyd’s Adventures in London 2005 Chapter 6 AND 7


It has come to my attention that people are becoming distressed cause
i didnt release an issue last week. That is because its christmas and
everyone knows, all top selling magazines sell a DOUBLE issue for
christmas. It sounds better so of course i chose to do it that way.
Well what have been the highlights in the last two weeks?
Well on the saturday after my last email, i went to a club for the
night. Man that was a unique night. On the way there, on the tube,
this russian guy just started talking to us (us being Matt, jamie and
jamies friend) and he asked where the club was and we said he could
come with us, so he did. he was a bit sore, he had just gotten out of
hospital, he was bashed up by some guys that broke into his flat with
a lead pipe, he got a collapsed lung, and had a huge hole in his
ribs.. all stiched up. his name was igor. of course it was! So yeah he
hung around us the whole night, he had some interesting stories.. like
being the member of a german skin head group. we kinda nervously
chuckled.. I left early cause i was tired.. at about 1:10am. I didnt
get home till 4am. I got lost and walked the streets of london by
myself looking for a bus. one took me to victoria. thats no where near
where i live, but yeah i felt comfortable being on a bus and not on a
street.
but i got home, and when i told people here i didnt get any sympathy..
cause they all say, you have to have one experience like that.
I went to the Tate modern and the Tate britain. Both pretty cool
places, i rate the tate britain better, cause they have a lot of
historic art. Very my thing. And The modern art can be a bit creepy
sometimes.
As I kept heading towards christmas, london continued to get busier
and busier.. and more and more lights. and roasted chestnut venders.
they are overrated.
I had my work christmas party, in a warehouse next to the thames. it
was a moulin rouge theme, and some people went all out. it was very
<!– D(["mb","fancy and there was all this good food going around. Me and Jamie the
antipodeons, got so much food, cause it was free. They english guys
are now convinced its part of our culture. to scab. so we are good
reps!
I met up with andy, from teen missions last sunday, it was cool to
hang with him. He was meant to go on my chile team, but didnt end up
going cause of a car crash but met him last year when i volunteered at
boot camp, cause he was going to brazil. anyways cut a long story
short, ruth told him i was living here and he has been too so we hung
out. We went on a goose chase to find a church.. but with no luck ,we
just got cold. We had no map. Dumb thing to do.
This is now the 3rd day before christmas.. its pretty alive here.
Everyone is cheery and merry. I got Oscar a present for letting me
stay so long. It was singstar, 80..’s version. Its a PS2 game where u
sing like karoke and it marks you and stuff. pretty cool. We sung
along to such 80..’s hits as tina turners “simpy the best” and “karma
kameleon”. We didnt realise that the whole of Faringdon Road could see
us and we had a few people standing and clapping.
The last few days have been pretty cruisy. I have been asked to come
back to work next month, so while my other job is being sorted i will
stay here, its worth the money and the friends. Yeah friends and
money.. they really come together…
Alright well I will end it there. Who said double issues are worth their money?
oh i saw king kong and narnia. both were great in my opinion!
Have a Merry christmas and happy new year! Email me 🙂
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antipodeons, got so much food, cause it was free. They english guys
are now convinced its part of our culture. to scab. so we are good
reps!
I met up with andy, from teen missions last sunday, it was cool to
hang with him. He was meant to go on my chile team, but didnt end up
going cause of a car crash but met him last year when i volunteered at
boot camp, cause he was going to brazil. anyways cut a long story
short, ruth told him i was living here and he has been too so we hung
out. We went on a goose chase to find a church.. but with no luck ,we
just got cold. We had no map. Dumb thing to do.
This is now the 3rd day before christmas.. its pretty alive here.
Everyone is cheery and merry. I got Oscar a present for letting me
stay so long. It was singstar, 80’s version. Its a PS2 game where u
sing like karoke and it marks you and stuff. pretty cool. We sung
along to such 80’s hits as tina turners “simpy the best” and “karma
kameleon”. We didnt realise that the whole of Faringdon Road could see
us and we had a few people standing and clapping.
The last few days have been pretty cruisy. I have been asked to come
back to work next month, so while my other job is being sorted i will
stay here, its worth the money and the friends. Yeah friends and
money.. they really come together…
Alright well I will end it there. Who said double issues are worth their money?
oh i saw king kong and narnia. both were great in my opinion!
Have a Merry christmas and happy new year! Email me 🙂

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Lloyd’s Adventures in London 2005 Chapter 5


I cant see anything out my office window this morning, its very foggy.
Another Friday morning and we have the afternoon off, and there is
chrismas markets in the courtyard outside our office this afternoon,
all a big thankyou from discovery really.
I am a bit tired with Discovery now, glad its only a temp job, have
decided I will probably finish the week before christmas, and have
another mini holiday before I work again next year on my other job.
Ok so what did I do this week.. highlights….
Saturday was very chilled out, rested from a long week. Had thai for
dinner. The restaurant was covered in pink gaudy paint, very tacky.
but amusing, and the woman who served us was nice but malevolent at
the same time..
Sunday I had a very odd day. In the evening I went with my friend
Steven to Soho house, which is a function centre for the film
industry. He was going to visit his ex wife he is good friends with,
who was running a big function there. So I was left to just chat to
randoms.. and this party was full of film elite. I had quite a few
people coming up and introducing themselves to me, including broadway
musical directors from New York, asking if I was an actor.. ahh no.
there were big actors there and everything. hehe and a drink was about
7 pounds. 7 pounds!! for you aussies thats like 18 dollars. It was all
rather amusing. And surreal. a few people gave me their cards.
then it was back to work monday.. and im so tired now. Cant wait to
have a rest this weekend. But its coming up to christmas, and Its all
really cool here, the vibe is great. Putting up decorations and
snowflakes actually makes sense here, and christmas lights through the
parks at night look fantastic, walking through them in the cold.
I might go out tonight, friday night.. I got invited to go to a party
by another aussie guy.
Post offices here are called post offices and they offer everything
from home loans to being a travel agent, to their own phone cards,
<!– D(["mb","mobile phone services and christmas hampers. Talk about being a post
office!! yeah!..
Then this weekend i want to buy new ipod headphones, one is hanging
out of its socket, crying in pain. Stupid train doors..
I might also buy a christmas tree, and decorate it. Something festive.
Alright I will leave it there, I had positive feedback from people
saying they want me to keep writing, so I always fall to popularity,
so will continue. I hear thankyous already.
Hope your all well and safe, let me know whats happening. You will
always get a friendly reply, unless you offend me, then you might not
get such a friendly one, but an email full of luke warm sentiments.
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office!! yeah!..
Then this weekend i want to buy new ipod headphones, one is hanging
out of its socket, crying in pain. Stupid train doors..
I might also buy a christmas tree, and decorate it. Something festive.
Alright I will leave it there, I had positive feedback from people
saying they want me to keep writing, so I always fall to popularity,
so will continue. I hear thankyous already.
Hope your all well and safe, let me know whats happening. You will
always get a friendly reply, unless you offend me, then you might not
get such a friendly one, but an email full of luke warm sentiments.
Lloyd

Lloyd’s Adventures in London 2005 Chapter 4


m sitting waiting for Jamie to finish his work cause we are gonna catch the tube back together. I just finished my third week at discovery. Another very full week.
Last Saturday me and matt looked at a flat in Elephant and Castle. Was a really nice and cool place, but we were going to have to share a room, he looked at me, i looked at him. Both knew it wasnt going to happen.

(This is Steven and Becki)
We then went and met up with steven and becki in Camden Town. So fantastic there! Camden markets. shops everywhere, alleyways everywhere full of little stalls of either clothes or other things. and fairly cheap too!! was really good! I bought two big coats, one that smelt like a llama, cause the outside is made out of wool, llama wool at that. And i was walking through a stall and these two women asked me to try on clothes for them cause I was the same size as one of the girls boyfriends. The men at the stall were impressed and so i got a cheap coat off them for even cheaper. They said I should go into modelling. I flashed my smile and kept walking.
Last weekend the weather was so cold. Even colder than a sydney winter!!
Saturday night we ate in and watched little britain. Entertaining! That reminds me, for all you little britain fans, the new series just started over here. Just as good I think.
Sunday we helped steven move all this stuff into his new flat. I was jealous cause I want a flat and a room, and a chest of drawers! Never take them for granted. Really.
We let Steven settle in and so me and Becki, she is from New York. A hippy chick, me and her went to find a pub to have a traditional beer, on a cold depressing day. The first pub, had a big sign saying OPEN so we pushed to go in, but the door didnt open, so we went around to the other door, and the same thing happened. I looked inside and there were people scattered around, drinking etc. We were very confused. So continued on, but found a little pub called “the beaten path”. Old men having a yarn, old women sculling beers together.
We all then went out for dinner, after watching the children version of eurovision. the european countries, having children perform pop songs, more painful and amusing than eurovision. WAS FANTASTIC!
We went to a columbian restaurant in a real 80’s style mall. IT was very creepy. And I had to take my hood off when I went into the mall, the sign told me to. So i didnt look I was mugging anyone. The restaurant was fun!
Then back to work on monday, tuesday, wednesday, thursday, and now its friday. Didnt really do anything in those days except eat, sleep and be merry.
Going to more markets and the Tate Modern art galley tomorrow at london bridge, should be cool.
and thats me for another week. Please tell me if I should stop these. Boredom can kick in I know.
cheers
Lloyd

Lloyd’s Adventures in London 2005 Chapter 3


The sun went down at 4:18pm.
I can feel the cold radiating from the glass… trying to cling to the
warmth inside, as it touches my cheek.
Am at work, and cant really do anything cause Im waiting for some
people to follow up some technical issues on some programs im working
on.
This great town of London, I will walk out into in an hour, walk
through the executive revolving glass doors,swept up into the night.
I have a flat viewing in brixton and one in Elephant and Castle. The
one in Elephant and Castle has just been built. And rather cheap. Nice
complex really. And handy for the tube. Thats all most people care
about, whether they are close to the tube. It is a handy thing, trains
every 2-3 minutes, around the whole network. Sydney, get your act
together.
What have I done this week? Well last week was first week of work, it
went well. I had a 2 hour lunch on thursday at a spanish restaurant.
And then Friday me and Jamie went shopping for party food for a girls
birthday for 2 hours. Then at night Jamie and I went to Ardon’s
birthday night out. I met lots of aussies and kiwis there. Was at a
place called trash palace. They are trying to be retro and cool.. 80’s
music, bright red lounges. The red lounges were very bright, and
covered in people’s jackets. Thats the thing, everywhere inside is too
hot, and can wear a t-shirt, but outside, you gotta put the layers on.
Sucks really. Australia is convenient. For more than just Burger
Rings.
I left fairly early cause I was so tired.. the next day me and Matt
had a flat viewing in Brockley.. like the vegetable. The tube was half
closed for maintenance (it cant be perfect) so we got to the place an
hour late. was a rather cool place, we got shown the rooms, and one
was difficult to look at cause there was this moody bjork looking
aussie girl with the flu inside. Kinda awkward really. We nodded at
the room and walked out, so we didnt have to feel the death stare
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The landlord liked us and asked us to move in. but We felt like we
needed to look around more, it was a fair way away.
Saturday night was Matt..’s bday dinner. But the arvo we both went
shopping in oxford street. I bought new dunlops. If you recall in my
last story.. i bought blue dunlops. They were stolen in the lobby of a
mates flat, which i found very amusing because everyone leaves their
french leather design shoes there and my dunlops got stolen. So yeah
i bought another pair.
So we went out for dinner with his mate and mate..’s flatmate and two
girls he knew at a summer camp in America. We had so much in common.
no really.. not.
Interesting though.
I was tired from my big week of first week at work so i went home.
I went out on sunday with oscar to see…. yes thats right.. Harry
Potter. I wont spoil the ending. but it was ok, like the others
really. Entertaining, a little long, The chick actress is the best i
reckon.
And UK cinemas are exactly the same. They have just as many ads too..
My mate Jamie at work is in Narnia too. We saw a preview of it at the
movies.. he is a fawn.
Then I just stayed up and read scripts for Iain then went to bed. Then
I have had another full 5 days of work. But enjoying it. Thats about
it. Its friday now.. think Im just watching DVDs tonight. Its 3
degrees outside today. The puddles were frozen over today when I
walked to work. its so different, so cool. literally..
What the weekend will hold. I dont know.
Lloyd
P.S.
If anyone isnt getting these emails, feel free to forward them on. And
if anyone emails me, I think I have been pretty good and I email back
everyone!
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The landlord liked us and asked us to move in. but We felt like we
needed to look around more, it was a fair way away.
Saturday night was Matt’s bday dinner. But the arvo we both went
shopping in oxford street. I bought new dunlops. If you recall in my
last story.. i bought blue dunlops. They were stolen in the lobby of a
mates flat, which i found very amusing because everyone leaves their
french leather design shoes there and my dunlops got stolen. So yeah
i bought another pair.
So we went out for dinner with his mate and mate’s flatmate and two
girls he knew at a summer camp in America. We had so much in common.
no really.. not.
Interesting though.
I was tired from my big week of first week at work so i went home.
I went out on sunday with oscar to see…. yes thats right.. Harry
Potter. I wont spoil the ending. but it was ok, like the others
really. Entertaining, a little long, The chick actress is the best i
reckon.
And UK cinemas are exactly the same. They have just as many ads too..
My mate Jamie at work is in Narnia too. We saw a preview of it at the
movies.. he is a fawn.
Then I just stayed up and read scripts for Iain then went to bed. Then
I have had another full 5 days of work. But enjoying it. Thats about
it. Its friday now.. think Im just watching DVDs tonight. Its 3
degrees outside today. The puddles were frozen over today when I
walked to work. its so different, so cool. literally..
What the weekend will hold. I dont know.
Lloyd
P.S.
If anyone isnt getting these emails, feel free to forward them on. And
if anyone emails me, I think I have been pretty good and I email back
everyone!