03.05.2013 - 07.05.2013 20 °C
So much to do and see in this busy city. We arrived on a warm bank holiday weekend and everyone was out to play. We met Lew and took Tea at Fortnum and Masons, a quintessential London experience which was filled with memories. We were very chuffed at the whole experience as we squeezed in yet another coronation chicken sandwich and cup of tea. This afternoon was capped off by a visit to the theatre. Matilda was fun, poignant and we were all awestruck by its magic and Tim Minchin's music. We proceeded to pack the next 3 days with theatre, eating and catching up with friends. We loved wandering along London's South Bank sipping beer in the OXO tower overlooking St Paul's, sampling delicacies at the Borough market and checking out the Globe. I was beside myself with joy, experiencing this theatre for the first time and having the privilege of seeing the Tempest here, so lucky. We met up with an old student of ours, Nathan and his wife and had a really fun night with them. We also met Steph Bacon at a wonderful old character filled wine bar called Gordon's.
Our final London experience was seeing The curious Incident of the dog in the night. A play full of technology and simplicity that conveyed the narrative of the book with perfection. When the tiny puppy came out on stageStewart and I wept, oh we do miss Jet !
Spring had definitely sprung i. London! gardens are full of spring bulbs, blossom everywhere and the locals in short sleeves !