Hey everyone, I just got back from London. Still haven't met Tom Baker. Let some new friends down to an extent. Didn't even get to buy a Cybermat.
So, I arrived to the train station on time, got to St Pancras on time, put my ticket in, no worries! I called my friend Mark and he told me to meet him and our other friend Marcus at Charing Cross. I could only find King's Cross. I called him, he told me to meet them at Trafalgar Square. I went along Euston Road, I saw the Post Office Tower, which appeared in 1966 Doctor Who story "The War Machines" so it was quite iconic to me! I followed my sat nav and ended up traversing half of London to somewhere called 'Kentish Town', which I'd never heard of. I called Mark, he was shocked! So I set to finding my way back, I disregarded the sat nav, asked a lady the way to Trafalgar, I went the way, saw the Post Office Tower again, it was good enough for me! I got back to King's Cross, called Mark, they were in line to see Tom Baker! So I decided to give it another go, got completely lost again, just wanted to go home, so I called to say I was throwing in the towel and returning as it was 2:30pm and there was no way I was gonna meet Tom, but Mark said it was going until 4:30, so I asked a lady how to get to Charing Cross, she said I needed to take the Underground, I had no ticket for it. She said I must not have got an Underground pass, so I called Mark, telling him I had no choice but to give up, I didn't want to get lost again, trekking to Kentish Town and back had already made me so upset I was laughing hysterically at myself. I got back to St Pancras station and went to depart at 4pm, the ticket kept getting rejected. A security member told me it wouldn't work until 7pm, but I could buy another one. Went to the ticket office, they were charging £23 for a ticket for a train that was leaving in 30 minutes! So I said I'd just spend 3 hours at the station. I phoned
and had a conversation with her, just to appease my sadness and add some familiarity to this place where I knew absolutely nobody. I finished the chat and took an interest to some statues, which I got some pictures of! Then I visited a shop called 'British Things' it was lovely! I looked around, the designs on some of the things were lovely! I spoke to the shopkeeper called Darrel, we hit it off like a house on fire! He was great fun to talk to about artsy stuff and aspirations we have, plus he was a Whovian too! I was just glad I had someone to talk to, I'd already spent an hour walking around, talking to myself and listening to people playing various melodies on pianos. It eventually got to 6:30pm, a lady approached me with a questionnaire, I gladly obliged, I had 30 minutes to kill anyway! I got it over and done with extremely quick and tried my ticket, it was playing up, I told the security guard, he just opened the gate and let me through! On the train back, I saw someone who I thought was some else I'd hoped to meet with, Brett Underwood, of YouTube fame, but it was just some Japanese guy. I got back to Kettering and I came face to face when departing with two old friends from my Secondary School, seems they're in University in Bedford, I congratulated them and told them that I was working as a cleaner at Odeon, they seemed cool with it! I hugged them goodbye and then made my way home in the rain and darkness!
So yeah, not as expected, but it sure was an experience! Probably won't be getting tickets from Red Spotted Hanky for a while though!