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by Dhamaka

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Cycled right across London and back to deliver

In the end, the call of the ice cream vans
was too loud to resist.

what a life :)

nige says:

indeed it is. you better eat that before it melts...

11th May 2006, 15:42

daz says:

Oh, is that the Globe?

11th May 2006, 15:56

Geodyne says:

Sounds like a good day to me...

11th May 2006, 16:07

Dhamaka says:

yes it is Daz
Yes, Geo. Brilliant. Now I've got the London Dust off my bod I'll make some lunch and get on with the writing.

I've postponed an interview I was supposed to be doing in an hour and a half so am feeling like things might be possible again.

11th May 2006, 16:31

seaneeboy says:

Oooh, it would be a lovely day to sit in the globe and see a play :)

11th May 2006, 16:40

daz says:

Dhamaka: Very cool. I want to see a play there SO badly... When we went there to visit on a school trip, we only took a guided tour of it because the tickets for an actual play were so expensive. :(

11th May 2006, 16:41

seaneeboy says:

They guarentee 200 £5 tickets for each performance now, if i'm not mistaken. I got a seat and a cusion and a glass of wine for uner £15 when I went to see a winters tale... and it was fantastic :)

11th May 2006, 16:43

daz says:

Oooh, that sounds so lovely. :D

One day, one day, I shall...

11th May 2006, 16:44

Dhamaka says:

Could try and sort it for that Sunday. If you wanted to give it a go I'd drop you there earlier, go on to the flamenco and if you're not successful & feel like it you can come to the flamenco instead

11th May 2006, 16:57

daz says:

Oh thanks C, but the boy is not so fond of Shakespeare, much less in English.. ;) I'll have to do that when I'm on my own / with other Shakespeare lovers. ;)

11th May 2006, 16:59

FilbertFox says:

ice cream - lovely.

Last time i was in london (2 years ago i think) i ordered some icecreams from a van. But i got muddled and thought, iam a tourist therefore i am abroad therefore i must speak French. Silly moo that i am.

11th May 2006, 17:33

Geodyne says:

Next time then, Daz. Perhaps as a group activity? I'm sure we could rope in Gael.

11th May 2006, 17:34

daz says:

That would be über-cool. :D

11th May 2006, 17:39

Dhamaka says:

mandy - AND A DRINK with your wonderful moblog friends - or at least me (if I'm in the country) - even if it's only 30 minutes

Geo/Daz - and me..

Boet - *cackles* mine, all mine..

11th May 2006, 19:53

Dhamaka says:

let me know

did I sleep? Unfortunately too much - it got to a point where my body was telling me in no uncertain terms that I'd get very ill if I didn't.

(edit) just emailed you

12th May 2006, 09:00

Good Gael (just got in from the gym) says:

Funny the Globe should come up, I was going to mention this next week. I went last year and got totally sunburned, which was pretty ironic given that we were watching The Tempest!
They're doing a Roman season, I fancy going to see Anthony and Cleopatra. They also do Shakespeare in Regent's Park

12th May 2006, 09:47

Dhamaka says:

I'm in - if I can make it. Let me know
and wtg wrt the gym

12th May 2006, 10:00