Where’s the drought?

Few weeks ago, our water supplier declared a drought and imposed a water hose ban seeing that summer will be arriving soon. Then it all changed. It has been raining non-stop for the past 2 weeks, making it so miserable to go to work or to go out. It even rained continuously from Saturday until Sunday afternoon NON-STOP!

While I’m glad that the rain may be easing the drought issue, the continuous rain fall is really stressing London’s infrastructure. The city was not build to withstand such a pro-longed rain fall. For example, one of the tube station’s underground ceiling collapsed due the weak structure of the roof (water containment on the street level contributed to the collapsed).

On to happier news, last week we had a very busy social calendar. We went and watched a play about Maria Callas, one of the most renowned opera singers of the 20th century. It was a very entertaining play even though we didnt know who she was until a friend told us. Who knew she had an affair with Aristotle Onassis?!?!

2 days after the play we went to Somerset House to attend the Sony World Photography Award Exhibition. I think Dav got more inspiration on how to frame photos rather than the display photos itself. 🙂

Then yesterday, we went to the Warner Bros Studio Tour London, The Making of Harry Potter. I managed to get us subsidised tickets. The studio walking tour takes us behind-the-scenes and showcases a huge array of beautiful sets, costumes and props. It also reveals some closely guarded secrets, including facts about the special effects and animatronics. Besides seeing all the props and gadgets, we even got the opportunity to ride the flying car and broomstick (think green room & marketing opportunity). Overall we enjoyed ourselves and would definitely recommend it to London visitors.

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