Web Cowgirl 衛 思 維 (webcowgirl) wrote,
Web Cowgirl 衛 思 維
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Just in time for Halloween - I can see a diabolically famous place nearby!

Well, I was wrong: the church tower across the way is apparently genuine olde England, circa 1400 and so, though I was correct in general, to quote: "Except for the tower, the present fabric of All Saints is of the late Victorian era, though it retains many interesting monuments."

But what's really cool is this: the church and the park were featured in The Omen! Check this out (the site may be down so I'm quoting): "Father Brennan [the crazy priest] spouts (fake) passages from Revelations alongside the Thames in Bishop's Park, at Putney, southwest London. His nearby church, where he gets spiked by the lightning conductor, is All Saints Church, Fulham, which is actually on the north side of Putney Bridge." Now that's trivia worth knowing!

It's been a fun day. We made it to Shakespeare's Globe in good time and had a fun time wandering around and watching the silly actors doing silly things. We didn't really feel like standing to watch Falstaff, however, so (after sampling some heritage apples) we hit a pub nearby and had pints, which slowed the rest of the day down considerably. The rest of the day was basically food and walking and a little shopping, and we eventualy moseyed all the way down the South Bank to the Charing Cross bridge and then up to Covent Garden (only to be disappointed by the lack of pink macaroons at Paul's - the nerve!). Now I've got a beef and orange pie (from the Hammersmith farmer's market) in the oven and we're nibbling on some cheese while it's heating up. We're both really tired!

Things I can't find: tapioca (for making tapioca pudding), chocolate chips, and maybe corn meal. Any suggestions on the first two?
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