Friday, September 30, 2011
London - Day Three
Students dressed in matching t-shirts circled around us bubbling with information about registration, banking, student cards, grocery shopping and bus passes. And lots of smiles! While The Heiress sorted out the details I passed some time chatting and laughing with some local transit employees in a double-decker bus (if you stand still for even a minute, I will make friends with you!) It was brought on site as a location for students signing up for the discounted bus pass and what a deal. Regularly priced at 240 GBP it was on offer for 150 GBP. You needed your student card to register which would have meant more waiting for me so The Heiress said that if I had had enough she would take care of it later. "Do it now and I'll pay, do it later and you pay" I said to her. Guess which one she chose...
With my own sense of accomplishment I boarded the train back to London. And as usual, asking at least one person on the platform and one on the train about its destination to make sure that I didn't end up in Wales. I opened my copy of Jane Austen's Persuasion and sat back to enjoy the quiet. Once back in London I took myself on a walking tour of Bloomsbury in the mist, it suited my melancholy mood but the next day I'd be meeting Rachel, Simon and Mary and I couldn't wait!