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Im A London Lad Now!  
User currently offlineTrekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1242 times:

Well, I have finally done it.

Today at 1000 my father picked me up from my flat in Manchester and drove me all the way down to West Drayton to my new place.

Again its a house share, but this time its in a converted mill. Really nice area, river rightby, and I can hear the weir outside. ITS SO QUIET, im used to city life, so having to get used to the quiet again will take a little getting used to.

Its a nice area so far, but am going to explore it more tomorrow, catch the train somewhere, and maybe go to LHR and see how long it takes as on the 14th I start my new job which involves getting to the cbs and then going into T1 arrivals and getting another bus, so better do a runthough.

If any local people want a drink, or are going for a spot of spotting at LHR, gimme a bell.

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User currently offlineRacingGreen07 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1217 times:

Now thats just plain sad....sad because soon I'm doing the opposite of what your going to be doing and I don't wanna leave....I'm going up north for my University course and leaving London :{ I really don't wanna leave....

GOSH thanks for reminding me :{...lol just messing. I will be leaving London though for my degree in Birmingham.

Enjoy London, you will have a blast! I wish you would have moved here earlier, because that way if you had gone to Docklands a few days before new years you could of gone to Canary Wharf and just walked around in total peace. The whole place was literally empty It was just you and the skyscrapers. Really really peaceful! Just magnificent!

I hear the north has cheap but good food. Yummy! I'm looking forward to that!

Regards Neighbour!


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26521 posts, RR: 58
Reply 2, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1218 times:

You can take the boy outta Manchester but you cant take Manchester out of the boy LOL....

Congrats on the new move!!! BTW what is there to do in West Drayton???



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User currently offlineTrekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1206 times:



Quoting OA260 (Reply 2):
BTW what is there to do in West Drayton

When i knw, i will tell ya haha,only been here 7 hours


User currently offlineSwiftski From Australia, joined Dec 2006, 2701 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1206 times:

Welcome!!

You'll love it


User currently offlineLHRjc From Netherlands, joined Apr 2006, 1964 posts, RR: 20
Reply 5, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1199 times:



Quoting Trekster (Thread starter):
Again its a house share, but this time its in a converted mill. Really nice area, river rightby

Oh yes, the converted mill in West Drayton... Is this the same converted mill that Speedbirdie says is haunted? Sleep Well tonight Daniel  biggrin 

Quoting OA260 (Reply 2):
BTW what is there to do in West Drayton???

Errrrrr..... that is a good question.... escape  Smile

Anyway, welcome to the greatest city on the Planet Daniel (London, that is), I'll let you know when I'm back and will buy you a beer... after all you won't be used to our inflated prices  biggrin 



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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26521 posts, RR: 58
Reply 6, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1176 times:



Quoting Trekster (Reply 3):
When i knw, i will tell ya haha,only been here 7 hours

Im sure youve got the talent sussed already  Wink Have fun .....



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User currently offlineTrekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1172 times:



Quoting OA260 (Reply 6):

Im sure youve got the talent sussed already Have fun .....

Huh????


User currently offlineSwiftski From Australia, joined Dec 2006, 2701 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1169 times:



Quoting LHRjc (Reply 5):
and will buy you a beer

I wouldnt mind doing the same.


User currently offlineTrekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1151 times:



Quoting Swiftski (Reply 8):

I wouldnt mind doing the same.

Buying me a beer Smile

Im never goin to turn down a free drink:D


User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11574 posts, RR: 61
Reply 10, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1142 times:



Quoting Trekster (Reply 9):
Im never goin to turn down a free drink:D

I tell you what, pay for my coach down from Brum and I'll buy you a pint as well  Wink

Glad the move went well, now I know why you wanted those LHR frequencies!


Dan Smile



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User currently offlineTrekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1142 times:



Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 10):
I tell you what, pay for my coach down from Brum and I'll buy you a pint as well

Do megabus operate out of brum. I can afford a quid


User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11574 posts, RR: 61
Reply 12, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1139 times:

Yes they do actually! No doubt I'll be down in Laandon at some point, so if your free, a pint is on the cards me thinks  Smile


...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
User currently offlineSwiftski From Australia, joined Dec 2006, 2701 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1138 times:



Quoting Trekster (Reply 11):
Do megabus operate out of brum. I can afford a quid

I was up for the Villa yesterday and today morning; took Virgin Trains First Class and sat diagonal to Bryan Robson all the way to Euston  Smile


User currently offlineSmithAir747 From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 1620 posts, RR: 29
Reply 14, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1138 times:

Hi from SmithAir747, a former London resident!

I spent the last 3 years (2004-2007) in London, studying at King's College London. And these were the best 3 years of my life so far.

You will really enjoy London. I consider my experience in London to have been the most valuable experience I've had in my life so far.

Be warned, once you get your first taste of London, it stays with you forever and you never want to leave London again. That happened to me. I grew to love London so much (and the people I met there), that when it came time for me to leave London in June 2007 (to move to San Francisco to start my PhD at UCSF). I really had a difficult time saying goodbye and leaving London.

Although my obvious reason for being in London for 3 years was my studies at King's College London (in craniofacial sciences), I learned so much more outside the university than in it. I met so many interesting people, many of whom became my closest friends (some even became "family" to me), both within the College and out in the city itself. For example, these include fellow students and professors at KCL, a few of my fellow spotters at LHR (a regular weekend haunt for me), several vendors along Portobello Road who supplied me with antique medical devices and Soviet surplus, and especially my church family at American Church in London and my "harem" of ladies who took me under their wing. By the time I finished in June 2007, I had a large "family" in London! It was hard to say goodbye to everyone there as I was coming back home to the USA.

London has so much to do, so much history, so much personality. London has something for everyone, including me--who loves antique medical instruments (London is full of medical and anatomical museums). Whatever your taste is, London will satisfy it.

You could take me out of London, but nobody could ever take London out of me. It's part of my alien DNA now! Someday, I hope there is an opportunity for me to move back to London! If there is ever the opportunity for me to continue my research in craniofacial embryology in London again, I will jump at it!

SmithAir747



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User currently offlineLHRjc From Netherlands, joined Apr 2006, 1964 posts, RR: 20
Reply 15, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1130 times:



Quoting Trekster (Reply 11):
Do megabus operate out of brum. I can afford a quid

That's favouritsm... You can put a quid on my oyster card too then  biggrin 



"Our 319's are very reliable. They get fixed very quickly."
User currently offlineBAViscount From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 2338 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1096 times:



Quoting Trekster (Thread starter):
West Drayton

Good lord, that barely causes a blip on a Londoner's radar!!  Wink  Big grin

However, welcome to the south east...enjoy!!

Signed,

A Battersea Boy...granted, a misplaced to the 'burbs one, but Battersea none the less!!!



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User currently offlineSwiftski From Australia, joined Dec 2006, 2701 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1073 times:



Quoting BAViscount (Reply 16):
Good lord, that barely causes a blip on a Londoner's radar!!    


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Indeed!


User currently offlineDC10extender From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 617 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1035 times:



Quoting RacingGreen07 (Reply 1):
I hear the north has cheap but good food. Yummy! I'm looking forward to that!

Good British food is an oxymoron.  Wink



Did you ever read on your birth certificate that life is fair? Thats cause its not there.
User currently offlineLHRjc From Netherlands, joined Apr 2006, 1964 posts, RR: 20
Reply 19, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 965 times:



Quoting DC10extender (Reply 18):
Good British food is an oxymoron

True... a bit like good American beer  biggrin 



"Our 319's are very reliable. They get fixed very quickly."
User currently offlineME AVN FAN From Switzerland, joined May 2002, 13920 posts, RR: 25
Reply 20, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 949 times:



Quoting OA260 (Reply 2):
what is there to do in West Drayton???

There, just beside the rail-station, is the Aviation Shop of Tony Eastwood. Nice shop, and Tony is always good for a chat


User currently offlineME AVN FAN From Switzerland, joined May 2002, 13920 posts, RR: 25
Reply 21, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 945 times:



Quoting DC10extender (Reply 18):
Good British food is an oxymoron.

Sure, but Good food in Britain is NOT, thanks to uncountable Indian, Arab, Turkish (etc) restaurants
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User currently offlineJafa39 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 932 times:



Quoting SmithAir747 (Reply 14):
it stays with you forever and you never want to leave London again

I couldn't wait to leave  Smile but each to their own, I'm a country boy by birth.

Hey Trekster! I used to hang out in Uxbridge a fair bit and there are some wonderful pubs in the west London 'hood....just don't go to Slough late at night though  Smile

The whole world changes once the outer side of the M25, a good place to go looking for that elusive "Best ever pint"  Smile


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26521 posts, RR: 58
Reply 23, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 920 times:



Quoting ME AVN FAN (Reply 21):
thanks to uncountable Indian

Curry is the national dish of the UK now and Indian food is great .



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User currently offlineME AVN FAN From Switzerland, joined May 2002, 13920 posts, RR: 25
Reply 24, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 913 times:



Quoting OA260 (Reply 23):
thanks to uncountable Indian

Curry is the national dish of the UK now and Indian food is great .

When I first came to London for a few days in 1971 and for 3 months in 72, English "coffee" smelled like washing water and you could see the bottom of the cup easily. The smell coming out from English restaurants and Pubs gave evidence of long ago died potato chips, meat of whatever kind out of the water, and Worcester Sauce out of containers from the days of Queen Victoria ! So that the Indian restaurants in 72 were my "route of survival" !  Big grin  Big grin


25 Post contains images Trekster : ohhhhhh Im going exploring today so will have to check that out
26 Post contains images PlymSpotter : I thought that applied at any time of day
27 Post contains images Trekster : The Av shop is AMAZING. Full of models and books and mags of all sorts
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