Monday, May 30, 2011

Weekend Wanderings

I was going to post something sort of serious today (well, as serious as this blog gets, anyway) but then I realised my brain is in full-on long weekend mode. It's a Bank Holiday here in the UK and Memorial Day for my friends in the US, so I figured I'd give a round-up of my weekend! I have:

1. Paid homage to Londoners who died valiantly trying to save others at the memorial plaques in Postman's Park (if you've ever seen Closer, it's where Jude Law meets Natalie Portman).

2. Scoffed down delicious pizza at my favourite Italian in Soho, watching the people parade go by.

3. Experienced a rather bizarre video installation in the Serpentine Gallery.

4. Wandered around Portobello Market, narrowly refraining from purchasing yet another pair of shoes I don't need.

5. Had a drink by the Serpentine Lake, watching the pedalos crash into each other.

6. Watched The Hangover: Part 2, and thoroughly enjoyed it.

7. Not done one bit of writing!

8. Had a deliciously lovely afternoon nap on my bed in the sun.

9. Stuffed myself silly on Thai at the pub across the street.

10. Rented The Heartbreakers, a French comedy with Romain Duris, who I LOVE!

All in all, I'd have to say it was a fantastic weekend! How was yours?

40 comments:

  1. Sounds like the perfect weekend to me! I have spent hours getting my desk ready in preparation for BuNoWriMo kickoff on Wednesday - guarantee you that I'll end up writing sat in bed instead of using my lovely new space... Hey ho :)

    Very jealous - fancy Thai right now
    Lx

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  2. I had a really good weekend. Got chapter four of my new WIP done, made roast chicken for dinner on Saturday, and got to see two friends for the last time before they move to Germany for the next 3 years.

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  3. Ah, eating, drinking, and sleeping. What more can you ask for? Sounds like my kind of day.

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  4. Hey Talli! It sounds like you had a busy weekend. Let me see...
    I've been so busy the last couple of weeks that I spent this weekend feeling very "jet-lagged" and looking at my suitcase (it's been sitting full on my bed since Friday night. Hope you have a great week!

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  5. Sounds like you did all the best things - eat, sleep, and be merry!

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  6. :D Sounds like a lovely, lovely time.

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  7. I love naps and Thai food. That sounds like the perfect day to me.

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  8. I'm glad you had such a funny and happy weekend. I myself wouldn't say no to Thai food in abundance :)

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  9. What a lovely weekend you've had Talli. Damnit I wish I still lived down South.

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  10. Mine was rainy and hectic... the annual marathon and race weekend was going on here. It's the biggest event of its kind in the country.

    And there was a pirate craft on the Rideau Canal for some reason....

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  11. Sounds like the perfect weekend. Hope you've charged your batteries. It'll back to the writing tomorrow!

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  12. It was fab! I could've done with a drink at the Serpentine though. Sounds like a perfect weekend you had! ;-)

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  13. I want your weekend - sounded perfect to me!

    Mine went like this:

    1. Worked 9 - 6 Saturday. Watched all the holidaymakers wandering aimlessly around the supermarket.

    2. Did my own shopping. I should have known better!

    3. Had mega lie-in Sunday morning.

    4. Caught up with emails and blog-reading.

    5. Fell asleep on sofa whilst watching Contact.

    6. Had chat with neighbours down from London for the week.

    7. Watched Hollow Man with Mr. G.

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  14. What a fabby weekend you had. We too have a holiday today; Canary Day! And I scoffed a crispy bacon sandwich in one of the seafront bars for lunch, pretty naughty as I am trying to loose weight! Laugh! xx

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  15. Sounds like a fabulous weekend. There's no pub within walking distance of my house. Bummer.

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  16. Sounds wonderful! Hope the week ahead is a good one, too:-)

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  17. First positive feedback I've seen On The Hangover 2.

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  18. Not a Bank holiday here until Thursday and will be in the Uk for a wedding this weekend by then so missed out. No not really let's face it every day is a holiday for us oldies, has to be some advantages. We have been busy harvesting cherries.

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  19. Glad you had a fun weekend filled with some of my favorite foods! We saw Bridesmaids (funny) and also had Thai the other night. Julie

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  20. I'm all intrigued by the Serpentiine gallery whacky video installation!! Must go and see now!!

    Yay!!!!

    What a fantastic weekend you've had! Roll on the August Bank Holiday is all I can say!! Take care
    x

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  21. That sounds excellent! My weekend is just beginning as today is my first day off. Yay! I'll be indulging in burgers and fries tonight in honor of all things American. ;)

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  22. Sorry I haven't been here much lately.
    Your weekends sounds awesome. I didn't do much writing, except for today, so yeah, at least I did that. Happy belated bank holiday by the way. Here in Germany I don't know as much what is going on in the UK.
    Nahno ∗ McLein

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  23. Your weekend sounds delightful. We've been to two barbecues and the mountains today for a hike. It's been just lovely, thank you.
    Karen

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  24. Relaxing weekend with my wife, which included food, drink, and Kung Fu Panda 2. And other things...!

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  25. Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend! So cool!

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  26. Your weekend sounds idyllic to me, glad you've had such a wonderful time.

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  27. What no martini's? Even working in the yard all weekend I had time for one :D
    Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

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  28. That sounds like a great weekend, especially the watching movies and taking naps part. Naps are something that we should never outgrow; I think they're good for the soul. :) And movies are good too because they let us into someone else's world for a while.
    I spent my weekend trying to persuade tourists to buy expensive souvenirs, some of which will probably break in their luggage when they travel home.

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  29. I spent the weekend gathering 2 of every animal in preparation for the coming flood. Seriously, it hasn't stopped raining in Sydney for days. I had to paddle to work this morning.
    Scary!

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  30. What a perfect relaxing weekend! I went out to the country, spent a day by the pool, and played with my baby niece. Pretty wonderful, I have to say. :)

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  31. Sounds like you had a great day.

    Especially the pizza....

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  32. slithery great day! It's a long weekend for us over here as well, and I'm loving it! An excuse to take a break from my insane life. Tomorrow = back to it.

    Take care, hon~ :o) <3

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  33. I've said it before, and I'll say it again, Natalie Portman's lap dance scene with Clive Owen in "Closer" is the sexiest thing ever put on film....

    Now...what were we talking about again?

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  34. Lazy. Perfect. Good food. Good wine.

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  35. Sounds like a great weekend Talli and much deserved! Mine was fab too - hop over my place to find out more!

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  36. This post made me want to go to Portobello Market.
    Maybe this week while it's really sunny.

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  37. We had a nice, low-key, relaxing weekend. Sounds like yours was lovely!

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  38. you always need shoes Talli

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  39. Hi Talli - sounds fun .. sometimes I wish I was back in London! Cheers enjoy the week .. Thai booked! when the tennis is on in Eastbourne in a couple of weeks .. Hilary

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Coffee and wine for all!