The Borough market is under and around the rail bridges and flyovers at London Bridge, and specialises in fine food. The Camden markets sprawl around the canal locks, and specialise in tourist tat and cheap T-shirts. Covent Garden is arts and crafts, and some cafes, and specialises in really nice affordable art pieces. It's on three levels, with the lower level below street level and full of cafes, including someone with HUGE pans of fresh paella
I was delighted by the way that Tony was singing down from the stairs to Maria, while the crowd pushed past up and down the stairs, and really struck by the way that Maria was singing to the crowd below - playing out her part and telling the audience what she was feeling, as if they weren't playing out parts.
We've been going well, although we've been frantically busy still. Bob's been finding work, although it's been short term contracts so far, and I've been working longer hours than I intended, a habit I'm trying to break.
My work is good. I'm working for a company called Somo, who are a full-service mobile advertising agency. Not quite an industry I ever expected to be in, but I'm enjoying the energy and creativity in the company. We really are a full-service agency, able to do everything from design to implementation of mobile solutions for advertising (including Android and iOs applications), and my role is closing the circle on the process - we're building out an application which will enable the ad agencies to accurately correlate advertising about the applications to downloads and use of the applications, and the response to any banner ads in the applications themselves.
This is the sort of thing that makes this city amazing. There's always something interesting around the corner, something breathtaking, or amusing, or inspiring.