Sunday, April 15, 2007

London by Taxi

My sides hurt, I don't think I ever laughed so much. At the airport today as we recalled what happened over the weekend strangers around us were laughing so much their sides were splitting too! I can't remember half of what we laughed at, but most of it happened in the numerous Taxi's we travelled in.

Saturday was fantastic! We didn't go to Liz's at all but Dianes previous residence, Kensington Palace, which was bought as Kensington House by Willaim of Orange and rebuilt into a Palace. The reason why I mention William of Orange is that my birthday is on William of Orange Day and as my Dad dig's with his left foot he wanted to call me Willamina. All I can say is thank goodness my mother didn't give into that one!!!!

Afterwards he headed to Harrods, for a quick lookie, especially in the most delis food hall. Then off to one of my now favourite shops of all!!! Swarovski! I've always loved their crystals but never dared purchased, well i did this time.
We also bought Eve the most gorgeous pair of crystal earings. After this we headed to Harvey Nics, which I have to say is so over priced but was still fun to browse the handbags starting at £300!
The pre Theatre meal in the Criterion was perfect. The restaurants looked like a Russian tea room with gold mosiac ceilings, columed arches and palms trees everywhere. Around the corner from the restaurant was Her Majesty's Theatre where the hi-light of our trip took place. I've been to a few musicals in my time, but this was magical. The singing, the sets, the drama of it all.... If you've never been, well then its time you did! We finished off our night drinking a few cocktails back at the fantastic Crowne Plaza (a place I would recommend if you are staying in London).

This morning we took a quick trip to a local Market where we purchased a few pressies for ourselves, LOL! All in all, the package was fantastic and I would highly recommend it to anyone thinking about heading to London for the weekend.



Tigger's rambling said...

Wow looks like you had a right auld knees up!!!! Great photo's, now you just need to find the time to scrap them :-)

CarolineO said...

Looks like agreat time was had by all, wish I look half as good as your MUM by the time 70 rolls round! Had to laugh at "Dad digs with his left toe" thing, took me a few seconds to figure out what the devil you were on about...a great saying!

Audrey said...

Looks like it was a top weekend, really glad you had a good time!

Kate said...

Wow, looks and sounds like ye had a fab time. Your mum looks fantasic I'd never have said she was 70 !!!
Now did someone mention handbags ???LOL