You know, in the past couple of posts I said there’d be something to look forward to this weekend, but it has occurred to me that it was something more for me to look forward to than for you. You guys just get to read about it.
I had an early start yesterday. I met my friend Pat at the train station and we went to London to this comic book shop called Gosh. We got there at about 10:30 but they were still closed and we still hadn’t eaten yet so we went for breakfast and came back later. We hung around a bit, Pat bought a bunch of comics, and then at noon we got in line to meet Mark Millar (Kick-Ass, Kingsman: Secret Service, etc.) We eventually met him at 1pm, where I stood to the side while Pat talked to his hero, we got a picture, left, and Pat proceeded to freak out.
Unfortunately I didn’t get pictures of everything we did yesterday, but there was a lot.
We visited the British Library and saw some really amazing books and writing samples from as long ago as 1000-something BC (that’s 3000 years ago!) and there was original sheet music from Mozart and Beethoven among others. There were detailed pictures with gold embossing and meticulous calligraphy and cover designs. Just some really cool stuff.
We also saw Crimson Peak starring Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska, and Jessica Chastain. More on that later.
By the time we got out of the movie, it was dark out. People in costumes were everywhere and London was lively as ever. We had dinner in a Vietnamese place in Chinatown called Viet which was pretty good. Everything was all glow-y and bright.
Then we had dessert at a different place and took a walk by the Thames, passing Elizabeth Tower and the Shard amongst other things.
When we finally went back to Winchester, a spectacular Halloween fog had rolled in.
We were both exhausted by the end of the day, but a good sort of exhausted. It was a great last Halloween in England with great company.
How was your guys’ Halloweens? Don’t forget to ‘like’ (you know who you are!) and comment below!