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Schadenfreude


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We met a former colleague of mine, Catherine for lunch today at a Malaysian restaurant Jom Makan just off Trafalgar Square. Mmmm.

Then friends of Kim at a wine bar then a West End show after that ... my very first time at a London show despite my previous visits. We saw Avenue Q which was hilarious! Really my kind of humour ... it touched on all sorts of dodgy subjects like racism, porn andschadenfreude. Do you know what schadenfreude is? It is the joy or pleasure of seeing someone else's misfortune.

Moving on to something else you didn't know about ... I read an article in the paper few days ago that the London Underground has warmed up over its life. You know how earth has low heat capacity ... it stays cool ... that's why we have cellars. But over the years, the people and the machinery have warmed up subterranean London to the extent that it now needs air-conditioning, and this is progressively being introduced in certain areas.

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Putting the right foot forward


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With the time change from New Zealand to the UK, day is night and night is day. We've previously found that if we stay up till about 6pm then getting a good night sleep, our body clocks will be more or less fine in a couple of days.

Unfortunately the local pub didn't start serving dinner till 6pm ... so we were in bed a little later.

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