Yeah, I enjoy a massive, satisfying poop.
Ok ok. But talking about it is another matter (help! save me from those bowel-obsessed Americans!
I try to get to London as often as I can. Was there for three weeks this summer (mid-June through mid-July), working in the British Library. You guys have all the books I need!
It's the best time to come to England. August is pretty awwful. The British library - it's an amazing building isn't it??! Houses the best collection of journals anywhere in England and has copious floods of room. Senate House Library is also superb. I like the Bibliotheque Nationale in France, but they don't major on slapstick English comics much either. Reading in England is a fringe activity nowadays - most people's response to going to a library runs along the lines of "why do you need more books? you've already got one". There are poetry seances and interesting literary events which can be fun, but even these have been taken over by popstars signing their autobiographies (which someone else wrote for them) at Waterstones....
When I was in the States, I quite missed British TV too. Didn't know which channel to watch ... just flicking and flicking for 20 minutes before the ADHD set in, gave up, dozed off.http://travesti.geophys.mcgill.ca/~olivia/BOUDICA/
Boadicea, queen of the Iceni almost sent the Romans packing back to their mediterranean latrines - almost. Before the Romans massacred the British, Britain was still a popular holiday destination for invading marauders in the 1st century. Mediterranean men had a thing for British women and regularly came over to pillage and sack villages. British women having a thing for mediterranean men also assimilated Latin influences before mediterranean men even set foot on British soil
Latrines were also advantageous for hygiene lacking students - there are fewer bacteria on latrines than regular cisterns. Amazing how much research the British have done on toilet hygiene...