Well, having been mum for 2 weeks, I am on the road again. I guess that not doing a blog post for 2 weeks is probably not “best practice” in the bloggers world. From time to time it seems to be my reality.
Today I have landed in London for PLASA 2007. I always enjoy the yearly excursion to the UK and try my best to make the most of the trip beyond the obviously important business reason for being here. After landing I took and afternoon walk through the city.
London has the spiciness of a big city, bustling with life, alongside a rich culture where things are just obviously, old.
Like most large cities, Space is at a premium. I cannot imagine what these shop owners pay in rents.
Do you see marmite on these shelves?
With the pound worth over 2 bucks this city bleeds your pocket rather quickly. I didn’t ask how much the Psychic readings costs – but if you are going to do readings on the street I definitely recommend a Volkswagen van as your office. It does lend a bit more credibility to the operation!
One of my favourite (British spelling) activities is riding the tube. Hopefully I will be able to keep doing it – I was told there was another strike planned this week. I love the “authorized buskers.”
These talented musicians are licensed to play for spare change throughout the tube.
They have adopted varying styles – solo pieces, ensembles, some even accompanying recorded tracks blasted through and amplifier.
You can hear and learn more about them at www.buskear.com.
I also enjoy British advertising on the tube. Perhaps these ads are showing in the US, but they have not made it Middleton yet.
I’ll be covering PLASA all week beginning Sunday. Please join me!