Today we've taken a long stroll down to the famous Silk Street Market, 7 floors of chaos basically!
! Electronics, handbags, clothes, shoes, tailoring, fabric, anything you can think of really!! Andy did well haggling for a work bag he needed - I was impressed & may get him to haggle for me in the future!! It took us about an hour & 15 mins to walk there passing various things along the way, very trendy shopping centres, the Workers football stadium which could become our next Fratton Park!!! It's really hot & sunny again today but it's a dry heat, not humid & not too opressive.
Off out to forage for food - in fact no, we'll never have to forage, there is food everywhere!! It will be nice though when we have our own place & can cook for ourselves, it's fairly cheap to eat out - although it can vary depends on where you are. For lunch we got a subway style roll made up at the local supermarket deli counter, 2 of those & 2 bottles of water for £2.80 which is fab.
After walking lots today, we've realised that we're in a really lovely area at the moment, quiet in comparrison & not so chaotic.
Hope you're all having a good weekend - just got a text from Mum saying it was 28 degrees, wow, enjoy!
After writing yesterday, we had a fantastic evening at the Capital Club where Ray from work is on the board of directors for the club and is the Chairman of the food & wine comittee, so he took us there as his guests - really tall building with the restaurant & bar on the 80th floor. Very much a 'high end' networking place, met lots of Ray's friends, some from embassies, lawyers etc. Amazing views over the city which was good to get our bearings, and watch the sunset. 2 very nice glasses of wine later we went into the restaurant & had an amazing meal, very posh, very expensive & Ray's welcome treat which was lovely of him. We've both really taken to him & found that we all chatted as friends & felt really relaxed, and he seems to really like us & thinks we make a good team already. He even said in a year or two he could see us as members of the club & really getting on well - big smiles!