hate it when you come down with a cold in the middle of summer, though you coulda fooled me that it was summer in this country. guess i’d be complaining about 100 degrees and 100% humidity in st louis or dc. just hope i get over this before the huffmans arrive (hideously early on saturday morning). i didn’t think about the famous notting hill carnival and the fact that this is a bank holiday weekend(a 3-day weekend in britain, monday off), so we had some difficulty finding rooms. ended up getting a decent rate(s) thru lastminute.com for the strand palace in the west end. i may finally get jp off my back about seeing that cheesey phantom of the opera show, since they’ll probably want to go to one. really looking forward to stan and deb’s visit. we’ve got a lot of catchin up to do.