Beautiful Handmade Statement Necklaces and other Fabulousness from Neena Shilvock - Inspirations and Designs From the Week Gone by
Hello people, hope all's been well with you this week. I've had a few days off from the day job and will only go to work this weekend. As I've said before, we were meant to be in Crete, but ended up spending a few days in London instead. Fortunately for us, the weather held and although it was cloudy and noticeably cooler, it didn't rain at all.
We went to 'Leopoldstadt', the new play by Tom Stoppard. We were required to carry proof of our vaccinations and the queues were long to get in, but once we sat down, we enjoyed it thoroughly. I don't know what it is about theatres in the UK but the seats are exceedingly uncomfortable - the floors slope forward to give people a good view of the stage, but they forgot to level the seats up, so I kept feeling that I would end up in a heap on the floor - except that there was no space between my knees and the seat in front, so I was wedged against an elderly gentlemans backside for most of the show although I kept heaving myself back into position like a sack of potatoes. In spite of this, we had a good time and enjoyed the thoughtfully written play.
I always wanted to sit in a box at the theatre, but apparently they only have a partial view of the stage, so I contented myself with getting pictures of the box seats. By the time the play was fiinshed it was late, and we went for a stroll around Leicester Square and fetched up in a Shisha bar - we thought we'd try something we hadn't done before so we went in, feeling like naughty children. In actual fact, there was nothing naughty about the Shisha (except perhaps the price, which I thought was extortionate) - we smoked vanilla flavoured tobacco, turning over the hot coals in the bowl from time to time with a pair of tongs.
People watching is our favourite pastime when we go on holiday, and we did some on this holiday as well. However, watching the girls queue up to go into bars and clubs in Leicester Square made me feel ever so ancient, not to mention overdressed!
We took the ferry from Westminster Pier to Greenwich the next day, but a large demonstration outside the Houses of Parliament slowed us down and we only got to Greenwich around 2.30 pm - that meant we had only a short while to walk around before we had to get the last boat back. We've decided to go back the next time we are in London. Here are some pictures from the ferry trip and Greenwich.
Back in the centre of London, we had DimSum in Chinatown and went to bed by 11pm which is extremely rare for the two of us, as we are generally night owls.
Once home in Warwickshire and unpacked, I've had 4 days to do as much or as little as I would like - late nights binge-watching movies, long swims, barbecues, lie-ins every morning until the cat despaired of ever getting us out of bed to serve him his breakfast. I continued with the piece of jewellery I started last week and am pleased to say that the beading is now done. I should be able to complete it next week.
That's me for now, folks. Have a wonderful week and I'll catch you next Friday, same time, same place.
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