I was elated to discover that Danny was actually home, though. Never met Danny or Erin before - only heard about them through the modeling grapevine. Erin grew up in Minnesota and modeled all over the US (you can check out her portfolio here.) She met Danny in NYC, married him in California, and moved to the UK to be closer to his family. She is a fantastic model/now-photographer as well and he also incredibly talented with a camera. Since Erin worked with a bunch of people in the industry that I consider close-friends, as soon as I found out that I was headed to the UK, she was the first person that I contacted - Good people tend to attract other good people......
SO happy that I wrote her! First time, since arriving in the UK, that I felt like I belonged somewhere. Erin gave me my own bedroom and took some time off to go sightseeing with me. While I was with the 'photographer' - I had the chance to see some of Kent, the White Cliffs of Dover, The Battle of Britain Museum, the changing of the guard, and Buckingham Palace. Erin, Danny and I stayed closer to home and hit up Trafalgar Square, The National Gallery, Salvages (a fancy fashion-mall full of Runway clothing). Watched movies, ate lots of take-out food, cooked marshmallows in the fireplace, cuddled up with her kitties. Danny brought me tea in bed every day (bless that man!) - Erin made hot ham and cheese sammiches... : ) Both her and Danny took a day to shoot some photos of me. Had a chance to celebrate Guy Fawkes Day on Nov 5th at the Crystal Palace - celebrating treason against Parliament!
In the end, the best time spent in London, UK - was spent shooting with Erin and her Rolliflex - Wait till you see the photos, they are going to be terribly amusing. I title them "Went to London and all I came home with was this lousy dildo..." Hehe - Make use of your props, kids! Make use of them!
Photo Credit: Ed Stringborne Nov 2009 and I did my own makeup! *proud*