I love London. It’s only a few hours away from my home, the train tickets are ridiculously cheap if they are booked in advance and I try and visit several times a year. As I can’t afford a foreign holiday this year I decided to make the most of it and booked tickets to The Commitments at the Palace Theatre and for a meal at The Ivy for me and my mum.
We had a blast – the weather was great, we decided to be tourists and walk down to Buckingham Palace from Trafalgar Square as its been years since I’ve seen it and I joined thousands of people from all over the world taking photographs and speculating as to which members of the Royals were at ‘home.’
The food at The Ivy was beautiful (as were the waiters), and the show was ok. They were a talented cast, but the problem with watching a musical adaptation of one of your favourite films is that it is impossible not to compare. The lead actor playing the role of ‘Decco’ was good, but he wasn’t Andrew Strong, and needed to be a little rougher around the edges.
We did intend to visit the Bond Exhibit in Covent Garden, but we unfortunately slept in and missed the opening. Instead, we went to the Abercrombie & Fitch store, where I treated myself and ogled the models. It’s a tough life…
I’m currently sitting on the train next to a rather grumpy woman who is annoyed because I made her move her enormous suitcase out of my seat. The train is 20 minutes late in departing as they couldn’t find the driver.
How do you lose a driver???
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