This weekend saw some visitors from America who wanted to pack as much in one evening as possible, so I took them up on that challenge. Take a deep breath and here goes…
- Early evening dinner at Momo getting the first table after they opened at 6.30. Yummy couscous and tagines with some good Moroccan red wine.
- Off to the theatre to see Mountain Top at the Trafalgar Studios, a two-hander about the last night of Martin Luther King’s life. Front row seats meant we were very much in the action including a covering of pillow feathers following an on stage fight! Wonderful play, truly excellent performances and unexpected plot lines. The experience left us buzzing
- Walked through Trafalgar Square to show them the art project One & Other, also known as the Fourth Plinth. We saw 2 of the 2400 people who have one hour on the empty 4th plinth in Trafalgar Square to do whatever they want (if legal!). These people weren’t doing much but good to see public participation and acknowledge the brilliant concept.
- On to Pizza Express Jazz club in Soho for a show – Sarah Gillespie and Gilad Atzmon – he was particularly good managing to play accordion, various sizes of sax and the clarinet. We stayed on for the jam session afterwards and they were set for the night with some great sax players.
- Home! Bit tired but felt we’d squeezed in as much as we could and got some great variety in there too.
Saturday and Sunday were brunch days and walks. Brunch number one was at the Waterway in Little Venice overlooking the canal boats followed by a London Walk around the area. Can’t recommend London Walks highly enough, always knowledgeable and entertaining guides give you insights into an area even if you live there. Brunch number two at the Orangery by Kensington Palace which is such a beautiful terrace (see photo) followed by a walk around Hyde Park on another sunny day.
I’m currently battling technology as I can’t update the rest of my website (http://www.itsyourlondon.co.uk/) so I’m currently still showing August on the front page which is very frustrating – hoping for progress soon.
Bye for now. Sue