Geoffs Life After Work !

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A Museum NON Visit and Convent Garden

We visited The British Museum after meeting up with the usually late Michael and decided NOT to do the visitor thing as we have been in there before so we opted to go to Convent Garden and it turned out to be a very pleasant surprise


The Place was ALIVE with plenty to see and do Living Statues were a plenty and Magicians everywhere,even Annie kept disappearing !!Cafes and Pubs were heaving .Street vendors selling souvenirs were kept very busy ( and yes I bought my obligatory T shirts!) Five young people were playing classical music to a very appreciative audience and they were very entertaining .We let Michael return home as last nights “outing” has left him tired ( Ive got to say me feet are killing me) so we left for home base stopping at our (now) local shopping centre and Annie bought various items of Bling !! At base we completed our on line check in with Ryan Air in readiness for our flight to Dublin come Friday


Annie was very pleased to stop in tonight as she is now travel weary BUT I suspect it because she can watch Coronation St LIVE !


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The Queen,her Owse and a Mucky River

This is going to be one of Annies highlight days a visit to the Queens House known as Buckingham Palace.Her home is opened to the public 8 weeks a year and we are lucky enough to have been invited.The place is full of opulence in a serious manner !! Paintings/sculptors and everything expensive is on show and altho part of my British heritage I felt a little envious of  the way the Royal Family are blessed ( I had a very happy childhood being one of seven children and I don,t think I would have swapped it ) Photo,s are NOT allowed sadly

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We had n Ice cream and drink on the outside lawn and when I told Annie its where the Queen holds her famous Garden Parties she was delighted  Inside The Palace I was chatting to a fellow and in a split second his 3 yr old daughter disappeared and we had searched for 20 seconds when we spotted her sat the cordoned off Queens Throne!!,the highly embarrassed dad  coaxed his daughter back and he headed towards the Exit,in the meantime the security alarm had gone off ( the perplexed dad was not aware of this as he had gone by his time) the security staff couldnt find where the alarm had gone off until I told them what had happened and they were happily satisfied with the explanation !!  Next we moved onto the wharf at big ben and cruised up the River Thames for 90 minutes to Kew Gardens where we had a traditional pub lunch (Dinner to Pomms) of Steak Pie n Mash.The Captain of the Ferry Boat was very informative and also funny explaining various buildings as we sailed past including Apartments belonging to Michael Caine,Elton John and the late Cilla Black.The day was long we left at 10 am and arrived home 8pm and Annie has again walked my arse off !!


Tomorrow we may visit the museum or do impromptu visits

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Kinks and a Cramped Theatre 10th August 2015

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Today we rode the tube using up our Oyster card and virtually got on and off Stations Wily Nily simply because we can! We met up with Michael for dinner and went into a local Burger shop almost next to the theatre and had a lovely meal (this time with Pudding!) we climbed the stairs up into the gods of the Harold Pinter theatre and took our seats (not a bad view either) then we realised we were in the wrong seats and had to go higher up to the next balcony ! We settled in after a quick breathe on our oxygen tanks due to lack of air at this altitude!! then the show started (No photo,s allowed unfortunately) and what a cracker it was ..part story part music and it all blended brilliantly.The actor/singer who played baddie Dave Davies is brilliant and he captured the lunatic Davies brilliantly..of course all other actors were quite good too.Sadly the seating leaves a lot to be desired and leg room is virtually non existant,fortunately the seats in front of me were empty thus allowing me to dangle me legs into the next row.The Show itself was fantastic,the music brilliant and well worth a visit if in London but do take into account your seating

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Geoffs Life After Work !

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