Hi! I’m in seattle right now and we will be getting on the plane in about four hours so I thought i had better write about what we’ve been doing.
Jane arrived in Portland last Friday and she was very impressed by Helsers (breakfast cafe) and Powells (the biggest ofline bookshop in the world!). Then we went to Orcas island.
We were on orcas island for four days and we went swimming in lakes (but not the sea [but we did paddle in Oregon])
We got to seattle two days ago and saw Pike Place market, the first ever starbucks(©®©) and went up the second tallest sky scraper in Seattle.
I was very excited to hear that the chambers street museum will open today! I can hardly remember what it was like!
bye now! CALLuM
PS this is what a flamingo looks like:
Graham Stone kindly informs me that in Papua New Guinea pidgin, ‘My hovercraft is full of eels’ becomes the epic:
Balus em i no goupim bilong me em i pullup long liklik pela snek bilong solwarra
(Literally: My aeroplane (balus) that can’t fly (no go up) is fullup of little saltwater snakes.)
Aeroplane maintenance is quite a mouthful too. Propellor becomes ‘tingting bilong balus em i go raunraun’. If damaged, this becomes ‘tingting bilong balus em i go raunraun em i buggerup tru’.
All of which is just and excuse to say that we will be adding more to the blog soon, having just about recovered from the journey home. And the photos will be up on Flickr very soon, with a link posted here of course.
I’ve always wanted to sleep on a train but I don’t really like courgettes!!!!
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DO I REALLY HAVE TO EAT COURGETTES?????!!!!!
WHY I WANT TO SLEEP ON A TRAIN:
- I am looking forward to waking up in Venice!
- I am looking forward to sleeping in a triple decker bunk! (it’s not often I get to sleep in a bunk bed let alone a triple decker one)
- I want to wake up in a different country!
- I want to have breakfast on a train looking at the scenery and names of stations I can’t pronounce!
The reason I’ve not said this about a boat is because I’ve already slept on a boat two years ago but I’ve never slept on the deck of a boat in a hot country!
” =) Callum
The Hungarian Phrasebook sketch from Monty Python’s Flying Circus
Set: A tobacconist’s shop.
Text on screen: In 1970, the British Empire lay in ruins, and foreign nationalists frequented the streets — many of them Hungarians (not the streets — the foreign nationals). Anyway, many of these Hungarians went into tobacconist’s shops to buy cigarettes…