SUNDAY 18TH MARCH 2012
London birthday/anniversary trip.
…..The taxi driver was rude!…he made no attempt to interact with us, kept his hood up and talked on his mobile phone all the way to the station. Michael wanted to say something but I stopped him. I didn’t want to spoil things before they started, I didn’t think it would make any difference and I am always worried about security when we go away.
Five hours later we were checking into a 4 star hotel in London. I was so pleased with the room, which is spacious and luxurious with a fridge and a microwave. I love having a bit of luxury for a few days.
Our first visit was to Ronnie Scotts jazz club on Firth st.. I think this is something
Micheal has wanted to do for a long time and we were not disappointed. . Ian McKensie and a swing band, entertained us for over an hour. The atmosphere was lovely. Friendly Sunday afternoon. The food looked good and well presented, we had a starter of pate and brioche between us , beautifully presented. but a bit pricey at £8, we also had a tea and coffee and the total bill was £14 50p
I had forgotten how crowded London is and how old it seems. There are traditional pubs and trendy coffee houses all over the place. It seems essentially “English” which is strange because very few people ARE “English”. We heard all kinds of languages, including a man asking for LIE SES ter place ! LOL! (Leicester square)
I noticed a blue plaque o the wall telling me that here, in 1926 John Logie Baird invented television.
So we browsed around Chinatown and Soho, then eventually stopped in a restaurant for some food.
In a Chinese patisserie we saw the biggest strawberries I have ever seen.
We were so hungry y this time we were half way through the meal before I remembered to take a photo!
So we returned to the hoel to find the bed turned down and a chocolate on our pillow. Ahh!
Love from London