11.04.2010 - 18.04.2010 14 °C
Well, since our last post, we have managed to explore even more of London on foot, and most importantly, more markets (much to the excitement of Mark). We've got around to lots of local digs as well, eating and drinking at lots of places around Camden and Shoreditch. My favourite places by far have been Brick Lane and Camden. So lively and exciting!
Our adventures came to a halt last Friday night (16th) however, when one of my dodgy teeth decided it wanted some attention, and put me into a state of tortured agony within about 30 mins flat. Luckily, one of the girls we are staying with works for a dentist, and got me into an emergency center that night. We had to catch the tube at peak hour, and I honestly thought Id pass out from the pain and discomfort being squashed on that thing like cattle! But we made it to the dentist, who looked at my swelling mouth, and with an accent I could only half understand said "Emergency root canal". At least those are the only words I heard. I also have an infection which I have to take 2 different types of antibiotics for, which means I cant drink for a week. Great!
So 2 xrays, 1 root canal, and $1500 later, I was free from the pain. The money hurt a bit, but I would have paid anything to be out of the agony I was in. Travel insurance covers me for $1000 dental, so hopefully it wont be too much trouble making a claim.
So now we are looking for a place to rent, which is hard because everywhere is so expensive. We went for a walk to see where one place was, and I could have sworn we had stepped into Harlem, New York! to make the area even more appealing, we read in the paper a young girl had been shot in that area in a drive by shooting. OK. No more exploring 'too good to be true' priced flats. We want to stay in the area we are in, even if it costs a bit more. Its alot safer than the cheaper areas, and we are still really central. We will keep you updated, were looking this week.
School goes back tomorrow, I had one offer for 2 days work but it was 2 hrs away somewhere Id never heard of! I declined, and Im hoping Ill get a call in the morning, or at least this week.
Mark was due to go to France on Sat (17th), but due to the volcanic eruption in Iceland, all flights are canceled in and out of the UK and most of Northern and Central Europe. He is VERY dissapointed. We are not sure whats going to happen there, he can get a refund or transfer the flights, but no one has any idea when flights will resume, so its a bit up in the air! (no pun intended)
Again, we will let you know when and if he goes. Andy is still here, his flight back to Oz hasnt left either so the two of them might do a surfing trip somewhere in the Uk for a few days.
Well, thanks for reading people, we love you and miss you all!! Bye until next time xoxo