I can’t believe it’s Thursday already! Time does fly when you’re having a good time! So Tuesday was pretty quiet, I just hung around the hotel working on my thesis and in the evening Paul and I had dinner together somewhere near the hotel.
Yesterday morning I went out for a run. It was a pretty good run, it was nice and sunny, somehow I got lucky with the traffic lights and I didn’t get lost like I did in Athens :). Then I tried to fix mysql on my macbook (somehow I’d managed to mess it up so I couldn’t start it again. Now I can start it but I seem to have lost my databases….). At lunch I met Paul and his aunt (who happens to be visiting London too this week) at Somerset House. We were lucky to find a table in the sun as it was pretty busy but it would have been really a shame if we’d had to sit inside (it’s not like California where it’s almost always sunny). After lunch I decided to leave mysql be and work some more on my thesis, until it was time to go down to the Thames again, to meet Paul and go to the Apollo Victoria theatre for Wicked. It turned out that I got seats that were pretty close the the stage (row 4), not in the centre, but we could still see pretty much the whole stage and we had an absolute blast. The music was great, the dancing was great, and the cast was just absolutely amazing!
Afterwards we met up with one of Paul’s friends at a really cool place called Shunt. It’s a gallery/bar/club in the railway arches under London Bridge station. It’s pretty huge labyrinth, it’s candle lit and smells a bit weird, and around every corner you find something new and exciting. There were bands playing, there were corners with bars and tables and chairs, there were art installations, old pianos scattered around the place and even a games area with pool tables and pinball machines. It’s probably one of the coolest places I’ve ever been to.
Now I’m going to find something that contains cafeine to stay awake as it wasn’t exactly an early night 🙂