Sunday, April 08, 2007

Oops Easter!

I went out for some lovely easter hymns, came back, called some friends in the US, fell asleep and slept through my dinner slot. I am very hungry but I cannot use the kitchen because my landlady is cooking dinner now.

Yesterday I spent the day out with a cute Australian (originally from Central America) who had the most gorgeous pair of eyes I have ever seen. Seriously. We went for a coffee and a stroll through Green and St James's parks to Westminster, then back again via Trafalgar Square to Piccadilly, where we met his friend (half Spanish, half Greek) who is an even more recent arrival from Oz. We went to a pub in Soho where we were accosted by a homeless druggie; then to dinner in Chinatown; then to another pub in Covent Garden where some "ladies of the night" asked us for directions to Maiden Lane (ah, the irony). It was a long and wonderful day.

Aussies are so cool! Now I know why the Oz guys I have talked to in the past said that if I lived there, I wouldn't be single for long. There is a freshness and sincerity in them that is totally lacking in the pretentious British male with his unrealistic expectations.
These two made me honest, comfortable (as much as you can be with people you've just met), real, and I didn't feel that they were judging me. They accepted me for who I am. After everything I've been through in this city, I needed that.


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14 comments:

L B said...

Happy Easter, Olivia!

Glad you had such a grand time, aye! Sorry about your missing dinner though. Hope the Landlady hurries up, eh? *grin*

Beenzzz said...

Happy Easter!

The Aussie guy sounds like a looker. What color eyes does he have?

Fabulous said...

Eyes say it all huh. That is what attracted me to my man.. yay..
Hope you had a nice Easter it certainly sounded relaxing. x

Olivia said...

LB - I ended up eating around 10. She came into the kitchen as I was leaving, said, "You're eating late." So I said, "My timing was all wrong."

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Beenzzz - oooh! Green, fading to gold in the centre, with flecks of hazel. Goes so well with olive skin. I could have spent all day staring at him.

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Fabulous - don't they just. I've heard it enough times (even about mine) to believe it.
Today still feels like Sunday! x

ayeayeal said...

Hi,Olivia.Nice to read about the guys from Down under...incidentally,the co I'm working with,is also an Aussie Co...and,yes,there IS a freshness and sincerity in them,which is rare in the other nationalities.AmitL

Anonymous said...

another lovely day for you!

Did you get the duck pictures I sent? Its another nice day here, going to feed the duckies again!

-jia, trav and the Gwyn

Olivia said...

Amit - amazing...! Ugh, now I know why they keep saying there is something wrong with British men....

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Jia, Trav, Gwyn - I guess you haven't checked your email yet, because I replied!

The Moody Minstrel said...

Those amazing Ozzies, eh?

All I know is that, both times I was there, I was treated with the most amazing hospitality, and almost everyone I met was so nicely down-to-Earth.

Selba said...

Happy "belated" Easter!!!

How many chocolate eggs/bunnies, did you get?

ML said...

Isn't it nice when you meet people like that? I'm glad you had the experience.

Olivia said...

Minstrel - oh yes I have had an epiphany.
*sigh*

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Selba - hey...I got one Cadbury's dairy chocolate egg with two Flakes. But everyone knows I am selective when it comes to chocolate, so it's something they try not to give me too often.

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ML - maaaan, so good I can't wait till the next time! C'mon c'mon...!

Anonymous said...

so u did and I sent you some more...Trav has exams so me and Gwyn are left to our own devices...

jia

Ricercar said...

happy easter

Guyana-Gyal said...

I can vouch for at least one Aussie guy I know. Sweet, uncomplicated, great sense of humour, kind, caring, I can go on and on...