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Thursday
May271999

london, england

Hey, I'm in London! Staying with our friends Helen and Brian. Had lunch with Lissa and Annie (very cool to meet Annie for the first time! loved Lissa's Sesame Street backpack!)...was fifteen minutes late after getting lost in the Underground (much more complicated than the Toronto subway system!). Realized a few minutes after saying good-bye to them that I HAD FORGOTTEN TO TAKE A PHOTO WAAAH. Sigh, will have to wait until February. The lunch seemed way too short. Spent the rest of the first day recovering from jet lag but still checked out Buckingham Palace (the Queen wouldn't let me in) and Westminster Abbey. Today, visited the National Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, wandered about the streets visiting bookshops and eating mint icecream. Was a bit disappointed by London Bridge (it wasn't falling down). This evening's highlight: hearing the Primavera Chamber Orchestra perform Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons" by candlelight in St. Martin-in-the-Fields. Going to Edinburgh tomorrow.
Monday, May 24, 1999

    even more busy

    Ack, am trying to get workstuff done before we leave on our UK trip tomorrow. I'll post blatherings or in blatherchat whenever I can.

    So far, I have sent 971 email messages since May 1st (99% work-related). No wonder my head feels like exploding.

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