Slow Days in London

It’s been a few days since our last update.  We haven’t forgotten about you all, honest!  We are in money saving mode for a few reasons and are trying to stay around the local area here (Uxbridge, suburb of London) as much as possible.  And that equates eating in and playing games with Matthew most of the time.
We have, however, gotten out a few times.  In another bit of good timing on our parts, we came to London at the same time as some friends from the Tulsa area, John and Carol Indrisie.  Indi grew up in Bakersfield and have been friends of the family for as long as she can remember.  They are originally from Britain and it was great to see them in their natural environment.  We met up at an old-style pub in Camden Town and had a great time conversing and enjoying some English cuisine.  After we parted we took a walk down Camden High Street to look at the shops.  (High Street is the Brit term for ‘Main Street’, by the way)  It’s easily the most fashionable street I’ve seen since Japan and ended with an amazing outdoor market called ‘The Stables’ that is full of antiques and bizarre wares.
The other bit of news we received in the last few days is regarding our renters.  They are moving out.  Although it’s much sooner than expected, it does provide an interesting option for our move back.  We’ve been looking for apartments to share with friends, but now that the house will be open it looks like we’ll be moving back there.  Indi’s brother is going to move in with us and we’re still looking for an additional roomie to help balance costs.  We’ll be moving in around the first of March and it looks like it’ll be about $500/mo (all bills included) for the additional room.  If you think you might be interested, send us an e-mail for more details.
We have one more day of London touring set before we head to Cardiff on Tuesday; I’ll check in once more before we set out to let you all know how it went!

About rhysfunk

Rhys Martin was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1981. In 2009, he sold everything he owned and left the country, living out of a backpack for ten months. He discovered a passion for photography while traveling throughout Southeast Asia and Europe. After returning home, he looked at his home town and Oklahoma heritage with fresh eyes. When he began to explore his home state, Rhys turned his attention to historic Route 66. As he became familiar with the iconic highway, he began to truly appreciate Oklahoma’s place along the Mother Road. He has traveled all 2,400 miles of Route 66, from Chicago to Los Angeles. He has also driven many miles on rural Oklahoma highways to explore the fading Main Streets of our small towns. Rhys has a desire to find and share the unique qualities of the Sooner State with the rest of the world. Cloudless Lens Photography has been featured in several publications including This Land, Route 66 Magazine, Nimrod Journal, Inbound Asia Magazine, The Oklahoman, and the Tulsa World. In 2018 he published his first book, Lost Restaurants of Tulsa. Rhys loves to connect with people and share his experiences; ask him about enjoyable day trips from Tulsa, locations along Route 66, and good diners or burger joints along the way.
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