This event, along with other similar events around the world, happen every year, so early September always sees me in London. I've been incredibly busy lately, and this is partly why!
I was staying in The Holiday Inn hotel, Kensington. My room was on the 12 floor, so it had a pretty good view.
The first day a couple of us caught the tube into central London
After wandering around Trafalgar Square and checking out the originals of Vincent Van Gough's Chair and Sunflowers along with many other amazingly old paintings at the National Gallery, we decided to go into Soho and China Town for food:
I spotted this rather entertainingly named restaurant, but we did not eat there
Along the way, I spied a small commotion going on, as a small group of kids were 'oohing' and 'ahhhing', so I went to investigate, only to discover this kid walking round with his pet rat sat on his shoulder! How cool, I love rats and used to have a pet one myself.
After stuffing ourselves full of Chinese cuisine, we went to see Mary Poppins in London's west end, near Leicester Square. It was an AMAZING show and it must have been for me to say that about a musical! The acting, effects and whole technical performance was stunning!!!
Every morning I headed off to my fave little cafe round the corner from the hotel. They have a stunning array of coffee, cakes and snacks to choose from and the people who run it are so efficient and friendly, it's great.
Every morning I indulged in a breakfast of freshly squeeeeezed orange juice (litterally, they had boxes of oranges and a juicing machine) followed by scrambled egg, fresh Scottish smoked salmon and toasted English muffin - Delightful!
Andy, Stu, Bop, Guy and Rich all looking slightly jaded at breakfast from the previous nights excesses. I'm glad I was taking the picture here, errrrr...
Do you think I could get a pair into my lounge?
Today, I'm Most Angry About: This stooopid blogging software only sometimes allowing photos to be uploaded, depending on how it feels! Grrr, I hope the Beta is betta?
Grrr-O-Meter Rating: 3/10