Tuesday, 22 March 2011


I'm really getting into this crochet lark. Just finished a poncho and matching hat for myself. I'm rather pleased with it :0)

Monday, 7 March 2011

Capital show!

For Ian's birthday this year we got the train from Liverpool Lime St. to Euston and the whole trip only cost £20 booking with virgin trains via megabus.com. It would have only cost 50p by bus but we didn't fancy the 5 hour trip and you can't really complain at £20 return for 2 people!

We stayed at The MIC hotel http://www.micentre.com/ which was a stone's throw from Euston and opposite a really nice pub, and a plethora of eateries around the corner.

We dined at one of the plethora on the first night, The African Kitchen Gallery. We had the place to ourselves so had to make conversation with the owner. I wouldn't normally complain about a bit of banter but I was tired and just wanted to eat. Consequently, I ended up with terrible indigestion and couldn't sleep that night!

Still felt dodgy the next morning so couldn't do justice to the breakfast buffet and then Ian dragged me off to get the tube to the East end so he could walk in the footsteps of The Krays!

He wanted to see The Blind Beggar pub which apparently was made infamous by the dodgy twins!? Despite it saying it was open on t'internet, it was shut!

Very multicultural is The East end and there were several Sari shops, I wanted one of those pants and top ensembles but there mustn't be very many size 20, 6 foot 1" Asian ladies around cos none of them would go anywhere near fitting me!

So, we got the tube to South Kensington and had lunch at Harrods! £60 for 2 milkshakes, burgers and chips!!! Harrods, in my opinion, is totally overrated and I dooubt we'll be lunching there again any time soon!

not a $5 shake but an £8 one!!!!

The escalator at South Kensington was really steep and I have a bit of a phobia about escalators. I managed with great difficulty to go up it but there was no way I could go back down, so we had to get a taxi back to the hotel.

Back at the hotel we had a nap and then got ready to go to the West end this time! We went to see 'We Will Rock You' and it was awesome! £4 for a bucket of popcorn but we'd brought our own drinks and sweets and I'd recommend you do the same as a can of coke was about £2! After the show, we got a rickshaw back to the hotel, bloody freezing but a lot of fun!

Best part of the trip and if we go again I'd just want to see a show and come home, bugger the rest of it! :0)