London Musings...

#61
Looks good. My go to Sushi/ Japanese lunch place in London is this other Wasabi. Cheap and tasty, at least for me.

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I love sushi, but it's such a rip- off, the ingredients are so cheap........ only you need to cater for a lot of people to make it work properly.

I went over to Canada one year, and my friends said they'd invited a bunch of friends over one afternoon for beers.

I volunteered to put on a few sushi trays.

I think I'd taken over the basics like nori, and rice wine and vinegar, but bought the rice, veg, prawns, smoked salmon, tuna and they didn't cost any more than £20, and this fed 20 people, about 8 variations.
 
#63
I love sushi, but it's such a rip- off, the ingredients are so cheap........ only you need to cater for a lot of people to make it work properly.

I went over to Canada one year, and my friends said they'd invited a bunch of friends over one afternoon for beers.

I volunteered to put on a few sushi trays.

I think I'd taken over the basics like nori, and rice wine and vinegar, but bought the rice, veg, prawns, smoked salmon, tuna and they didn't cost any more than £20, and this fed 20 people, about 8 variations.
I'd love to make Sushi (along with some other things) but I know f-all about it. I know you need fresh ingredients and all that good stuff, by rice sometimes is my nemesis. I used Sushi kits before but they never really did the job. So I just keep buying it.

Sushisamba around where I used to work was pretty good. A good fusion of Brazilian and Japanese blends. And good views too.
 
#65
I'd love to make Sushi (along with some other things) but I know f-all about it. I know you need fresh ingredients and all that good stuff, by rice sometimes is my nemesis. I used Sushi kits before but they never really did the job. So I just keep buying it.

Sushisamba around where I used to work was pretty good. A good fusion of Brazilian and Japanese blends. And good views too.
It's so easy, do a little research, get the right ingredients, use a razor sharp knife.

The thing is, even if you screw up at first, and your nori rolls burst, whatever, it still tastes bloody good.

All this bullshit about 20 year apprenticeships.........
 
#66
Was quite a palaver. And no I couldn't buzz anyone/ him since I was in the bloody room with the buzzer outside in the living room. And the key was just outside in the shoe, just outside this stupid room's doormat. If only it was outside the flat, shit like this wouldn't have happened.
So the flat you are staying in has lockable interior doors as well as a locked front door. Your mate locks his door to stop his flatmates rummaging through his porn stash but leaves the key outside the door where anyone can pick it up? That would seem to defeat the whole point of the thing. Plus, how big is this flat to have multiple bedrooms that can also accomodate a sofa?

Are you sure you weren't just drunk and stoned and dreamt the whole thing?
 

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#67
So the flat you are staying in has lockable interior doors as well as a locked front door. Your mate locks his door to stop his flatmates rummaging through his porn stash but leaves the key outside the door where anyone can pick it up? That would seem to defeat the whole point of the thing. Plus, how big is this flat to have multiple bedrooms that can also accomodate a sofa?

Are you sure you weren't just drunk and stoned and dreamt the whole thing?

Truth is stranger than fiction in olde London town.

My old man went to visit a mate, as is usual on Saturday afternoons. The mate runs a hardware/lawnmower repair business (with a nice sideline in dyno testing of motorcycles). Anyhow, he frequently gets peculiar and somewhat thick customers.

Today's story left me mildly bemused. A woman came in and bought two buckets, then the following day wanted to return them and swap them for white buckets. Odd, but no alarm bells so far ...

She then went on to explain that she "reads people's vomit", and it shows up better in white buckets.

Make of this what you will...
 
#69
So the flat you are staying in has lockable interior doors as well as a locked front door. Your mate locks his door to stop his flatmates rummaging through his porn stash but leaves the key outside the door where anyone can pick it up? That would seem to defeat the whole point of the thing. Plus, how big is this flat to have multiple bedrooms that can also accomodate a sofa?

Are you sure you weren't just drunk and stoned and dreamt the whole thing?
I know it sounds funny as hell but it's true. It's a house with 3 levels, an old one. So has pretty big rooms (5 of them) actually, for London. With a fire place and everything. Near Victoria park in London. And don't ask me about his logic.
 
#70
Managed to find a sublet for another month with a bunch of 'Strayans so not quite homeless yet. Cutting it close since this current place runs out in 2 days.

Even if that is one thing off my mind temporarily, now dealing with an interview on Friday. The same place I interviewed before, they think another role maybe better suited for me and would like me to come back in. So, maybe slightly shitting myself as this a sales role, which I really haven't done before.

If it goes well, I will be doing the bloody Waitangi day pub crawl for sure!
 
#71
Managed to find a sublet for another month with a bunch of 'Strayans so not quite homeless yet. Cutting it close since this current place runs out in 2 days.

Even if that is one thing off my mind temporarily, now dealing with an interview on Friday. The same place I interviewed before, they think another role maybe better suited for me and would like me to come back in. So, maybe slightly shitting myself as this a sales role, which I really haven't done before.

If it goes well, I will be doing the bloody Waitangi day pub crawl for sure!
How about if it goes well, you don't do the pub crawl?

See getting the position as a new phase in your life, where getting blitzed no longer has a part to play.

Heck; if I can go from 6 pints a night, 365 days a year to 1 pint a night then unless you really are an alcoholic, it's not that hard.
Mind you; I had practice, as 10 years ago next Monday, I smoked my last cigarette - one of more than 50 I had that day (& every day for too damn long & too many for the 40 years before that...).
 
#72
How about if it goes well, you don't do the pub crawl?

See getting the position as a new phase in your life, where getting blitzed no longer has a part to play.

Heck; if I can go from 6 pints a night, 365 days a year to 1 pint a night then unless you really are an alcoholic, it's not that hard.
Mind you; I had practice, as 10 years ago next Monday, I smoked my last cigarette - one of more than 50 I had that day (& every day for too damn long & too many for the 40 years before that...).
I was sober for most of last year (11 months?). And you maybe right. I still might do it, with non-alkie boozy - I've learned a lot from the Staying Dry thread. Have some good Kiwi mates who are wanting me to join in costumes. But let's see in any case, like I said what happens on Friday will be critical to lots of things. Not sure about any of that stuff yet.
 
#75
I was sober for most of last year (11 months?). And you maybe right. I still might do it, with non-alkie boozy - I've learned a lot from the Staying Dry thread. Have some good Kiwi mates who are wanting me to join in costumes. But let's see in any case, like I said what happens on Friday will be critical to lots of things. Not sure about any of that stuff yet.
What ever happens Friday, keep calm and have a good one. Fingers crossed everything goes your way Mucker.
 
#76
Having moved from the big smoke I've had to adjust to
  • Talking to people on trains
  • Not having allergies
  • Beer being cheap
  • Not having a commute
  • Having a smaller mortgage for a bigger house
  • Village gossip and actually talking to neighbours
  • Having more free time due to the lack of commuting
  • Not having to think about being stabbed on the streets
  • Having a local paper where someones dog does a shit or someone breaks into a shed is news
It's a tough life sometimes
Sounds abit like country Queensland,5 pubs ,1 servo, 1 7-11 store,1 bottle-o,1 copshop 4 cops ,the jail is a 2 room wooden shed with bars on front wallno local paper, community noticeboard instead ,, 62 permanent residents take your pick of empty houses,for excitement 50 mile drive west on the Warrigoh to Roma ,if you dont mind tats and scars plenty of jillaroos in town on a saturday night, ready for a fight and a root in that order!!
 

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