Harp packed, Marquis packed, and Lemon Tree almost totally empty, two men drinking in there only. Later I passed again and there was now maybe six people in there. Not a good sign when every pub around you is packed and you are empty. Bearded man behind bar. No barmaids.
Having paid off all my credit cards, allowed 200 for Brussels spending money, AND booked all my December hotels, to still be only -1100 on my bank is not bad. Still within the limit after all that. It IS turning around. All I had to use my cards for was the £158 return train fare to Vienna and back.
My bank is not as good as I thought, with all the Egg, Capital, Nationwide payments, rent etc, I will be left at -1075, that includes £200 withdrawal in Brussels. Still better than it has been for a long time. And next month should be greater still if I continue my stripper ban, and no travels in November either (unless Brussels is really really good this time hahaha). Still the stripper ban has given me the first financial hope for a long time. I will treat myself to one day at —– and —– before Christmas, that is it.
Well I bit the bullet and booked all the DB tickets for the December trip to Vienna. Total damage £158. Not bad is it! With stopover in Munich Monday night going and Frankfurt Friday night coming back. 27 euros Brussels to Munich, 39 euros Munich to Vienna arriving 1130am, 84 euros Vienna to Frankfurt arriving 136pm Friday, 27 euros again Frankfurt to Brussels arriving 935am Saturday morinng, with awkward 3 hours to kill before my 1252 Eurostar home. What will I do? See what time O’Reilly’s opens and have an Irish breakfast maybe. Spend an hour in Cine Paris till midday. Pop up to Gare du Nord for last window perhaps. Anyway £158 for trains to Vienna and back is not bad at all. And that includes a First Class booking for the Munich to Vienna leg! Treated myself there.
Three pints in the ——-. Woman manager was there, but not in tight-fitting clothes so her huge arse was wasted. At start black haired Latino in tight blue jeans and black leather jacket passed me, red bee-stung lips. Then 10 minutes later came back and put bag on table to find something glancing over her shoulder into my eyes before she moved on again. The ONLY sexy girl of the day. Rubbish. Went to Shakespeare for 1 more. Swedish blonde girls with boy at table in front of me. Reminding me of Lotta and Sophia. Windows are not good for people watching. Made me think Victoria is the Berlin Zoo of London. All the budget travellers coming to England come through Victoria. But for me of course it is nothing. 4 pints enough to make me hungry and tired so came home.