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I've been awol for a while, but thats because i've been very busy! To start with, I found out I passed my first year of History (with the OU), in October, then the boy and I tied the knot in November! We had a very quiet ceremony as both of us hate being the centre of attention (haha). Twas good though. We went out for a meal afterwards, then on the following day we went to the Tower of London (I was desperate to go to the Agincourt exhibition which was being held in the White Tower). However I didn't learn anything new... so was a tad disappointed. I'd recommend going if your knowledge of the Hundred Years War is poor.

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We dashed off to Forbidden Planet and the pub afterwards, and as it was raining, we didn't do everything we would've liked. But no matter. I just wish the prices of darned tickets wouldn't keep going up! Makes going to London so expensive.


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