I’m posting this quickly before I head off to work for the afternoon, I’m really lucky to start work so late I know!
Early breakfast at mum and dad’s, banana porridge is good anytime of day right?? Then I got picked up by my friend Ali in his bright green car!
Not before having a second breakfast of leftover blackberry & frangipane tart. Nothing says mum and dad’s like cake at breakfast time. I once ate a whole trifle for breakfast on New Year’s day, I was young and it was full of sugar and alcohol, I don’t think I’ve ever been so hyper!
My friend Ali works for London Duck Tours so we went to try it out. You drive around Westminster taking in all the sites: Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, The Ritz, Nelson’s Column, 10 Downing Street, The Wellington Arch and St James’ Palace before being launched into the river Thames (very fun, but you might get splashed a little at the back!). Then you see more sights from the water: The Houses of Parliament, Lambeth Palace, Tate Britain, St Thomas’ Hospital (where my nephew was born!) and MI6. The tour guide was pretty funny (excluding all the terrible jokes) and definitely very knowledgeable.
I admit it I’m probably quite bias because of my friend, but the tour was good and the experience of seeing half on land and half on the water was pretty unique. I definitely recommend it.
A very sad looking fox outside of the Hayward Gallery. Probably because it had lots of pigeons roosting under his tummy.
Some tofu skins from a chinese supermarket.
The Fela musical! This was amazing!!! And yes it does deserve all the exclamation marks. It’s only running until next Sunday at Sadler’s Wells so if you want to go and see it you need to be quick. It was totally brilliant, lots of singing, dancing and impressive bum wiggling. Gary loves Fela Kuti and seeing as our anniversary is next weekend we decided to go and see it. From my point of view it was nice to finally understand some of the political background to the songs and learn more about the man and his music. Obviously if you have an interest in African (specifically Nigerian) politics you would love this, if you don’t I think you would still have an amazing time with all the colour and presence of the dancers. It was probably the best thing I’ve seen this year.
We got our tickets from lastminute.com so you can even go for a discounted price!
All in all a perfect Sunday!