Friday, 28 July 2006

this London life in the summer

I walked the longer way home tonight, and I didn't get properly rained on. I did get slightly rained on, but only that specific combination of heat, humidity, and rain that makes you wonder if you're wet because it rained or if, maybe, the humidity just condensed on you.

On this slightly longer wander I passed

- a truly impressive giant dog, panting in the shade. Huge and solid and jowly with a bit of a smooched face, and a lovely rich rust-fox plush coat.
- three people engaged in Shakespeare, in costume, apparently for their own amusement. At least, they were doing it in a sort of 'dead end' bit of space, facing away from the passing foot traffic. They hit the 'what? your tail in my mouth' part of Taming of the Shrew as I wandered past.
- an entire costumed cast preparing to perform the Pirates of Penzance aboard the Golden Hind. Which sort of hurt my head, but in conclusion it's clearly a cool thing.
- human beings being - human. (imagine that said in a Dr Who sort of voice) People watching is fun.

And I got to walk across two bridges and confirmed that the nifty-looking building between the Tower of London and the Gherkin is the old London Port Authority building.

Thanks to the fantasticness and generosity of my friends, I've broken the £200 mark on my sponsorship page for the Walk for Life on Sunday - I'm sending proper thank you notes out slowly, but THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! (and keep it coming! It's an excellent cause!)

No comments: