Good Morning Ladies,
I hope that you are all OK and ready for the weekend, I hope that you all managed to get your shopping done, we called into the supermarket on out way home yesterday afternoon to get some Milk, bread and essentials for the weekend, we were met with what you could only describe as the aftermath of an 'Apocalypse', the shop looked like it had been turned over, or robbed!
The shelves weren't just bare, there were bits of packaging etc everywhere, when we got to the checkout the cashier was a shocked as we were, she said that the till is only letting them ring through 4 of things like Toilet Roll, Tissues, hand soap, tinned tomatoes, tomato puree, pasta, rice, noodles etc. I just don't get it, there was one chap trying to buy a whole case of tinned tomatoes and didn't take kindly to being told that he couldn't have them. I know that people worry but it just seems such a selfish thing to do, the greed of some is preventing others that just want to purchase their normal shopping supplies. It was the same in London, all supermarkets etc had people coming out with packs of toilet roll tucked everywhere!
We had an absolutely fantastic time, we both loved every moment, the hotel gave us a free upgrade to a 'Super room', which was really nice, not elaborate or 'fancy', but it Clean which is THE most important thing, it was a fully accessible room, with a wet room and plenty of room for the wheelchair etc. It was on Drury Lane so we were literally in 'Theatreland', so we didn't have to walk far to or from the theatre's, we had a lovely dinner out on the first night, then we went to the show, which was absolutely hilarious, not for everyone as it was very inappropriate, kind of mocking the Mormon Missionary, it was so fun to hear Paul laughing so hard, the audience were all in hysterics!
We had been watching the HUGE construction of screens and a whole set for the Premiere of the film 'Mulan', we were sat in the park in centre of Leicester Square eating our lunch on day 1, wondering what they were building, by the time we walked down to go the show on Wednesday evening they had achieved so much, erecting huge screens that were showing clips of the film, they had lanterns and lions and amazing planters full of oriental looking plants, it was a full on production, fascinating to watch. We walked through again on Thursday morning saw them adding the final touches, one man was adding hand painted detail to the lions, you could see the concentration on his face and the pride as he completed them. There were literally 50+ security staff, guarding the whole thing, which wasn't surprising when you saw the amount of audio visual equipment. We went for a little walk around, looking at different theatres to see what availability they had for Thursday evening, we found some lovely gardens in the 'Squares' dotted around the city centre, on our walk to our 'Afternoon Tea' at the Amba Hotel at Marble Arch, it was exquisite, I decided not to have the Champagne that was part of the experience, the waitress offered me a juice instead, I was a little sceptical as I am bit fussy about juice, I needn't have worried however, as she bought be a beautiful crystal glass filled with freshly squeezed 'Fresh' apples, what a treat, so delicious and refreshing. The delightful afternoon tea followed with delicious followed be scones as light as clouds and delicious pastries, macaron and Paul's favourite which was a delicious chocolate cake/gateaux. We decided to wander back through Leicester Square to see the progress of the Mulan Premiere set, to find that it was ALL GONE, totally cleared away, no trace of its existence! Apparently they decided to cancel it last minute 'just in case'. those poor artists etc must have been devastated, working so hard around the clock to create a perfect set, not to mention the waste of money! I wonder if the West End shows will be affected too.
We went to see Mary Poppins on Thursday night, which was fantastic. We had a leisurely start to Friday and decided to walk back to Marble Arch via St James Park and Hyde Park, which was a delight in the sunshine.
Thank you for all of your lovely comments wishing us a lovely trip xxx
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