Every now and then, this FOB takes the opportunity to leave the pig farm neighbours behind and venture out to see civilisation. Actually to be quite honest I'm not being very fair to the area we live in. The nearest city is only about 3 miles from us, it's a city called Lichfield. It's home to the only 3-spired cathedral in England, beautiful evensong can be heard during their daily evening service, I've never been for a service, on account of being a pagan, (actually scratch that as my Dad has been known to read an article or two that I write, I'm not a self-professed pagan, more a liberal Methodist) so that statement isn't even a qualified one. I do like wandering around the cathedral every now and then.
So back to my trip away from the pig shit flora and fauna... Last weekend a few friends and I met up in London, for those who haven't been, you must go. Throw caution to the wind and just go. I'm about a 2 hour commute by train to central London, so depending on company, if its friends I take booze, if its my husband I take condoms (JUST KIDDING) and if its my kids I take a shot gun (JUST KIDDING.. AGAIN!) Anyway so London, I'm a massive museum junkie, most of my trips into London are organised by trying to fit in a couple of hours just walking through museums. My favourite being the V&A, if you ever have the chance to go I would highly recommend it, if for no other reason then to take a picture with the statue by the door with his manhood on display in all its glory then at least also for the 7 floors of historical artefacts and art that you can see on display.
London has always fascinated me, the people, the hustle & bustle, the lights.. everything! Due to the privileges I had in my previous job, I got the opportunity to travel to quite a few places, and London although may not be at the top of my list of favourite cities, it most definitely tops the list of cities I'd love to live in. The first time I travelled to London was a drive through, they had guns, we had guns, our beef got sorted, no I joke, it was a drive through because trivia buff came to pick me up from the airport when I moved here. My first proper visit was again with trivia buff and we literally walked the entire city because being the anal museum junkie that I am, I printed out pages of places I wanted to go. We are talking serious location hopping. The fascination with London for me personally stems from the fact that as a Fijian who was educated entirely in Fiji, I have always been taught about the relationship between Great Britain and its Commonwealth nations and so it almost feels like I've come full circle as a Commonwealth citizen to be in the capital city of the nation that we were ceded to, who in turn colonised us, then we gained independence from and now has come to employ us, well not me, I'm the stay at home bum, the trivia buff is the money maker, I just spend it.