...does not necessarily equate to quiet time, at all! I'm home and l'm so tired. I've walked and l've walked! The train trip down from Carlisle to London was uneventful, thus newspaper, magazine, book, ipod... but on a Pendolino it was fast, blink and you'd miss the countryside whizzing by...
After checking into my hotel I wondered around Covent Garden
browsed the fancy food shops
then went to The National Portrait Gallery to view
and went to The Haymarket Theatre and watched Breakfast at Tiffanys
I then walked all the way from Picadilly via Regent & Oxford streets
to my hotel at Lancaster gate. at midnight. Phew!
Day two - the morning was spent finding then ratching around in the Persephoone bookshop. Bliss! I chose three books to wrap and put under the tree for ME!
Then I went to The Victoria & Albert Museum
where I spent hours in the Costume Rooms
this is a Vivienne Westwood, I wish!!
(more fab dresses in another post)
then viewed the marvellous Maharajah Exhibition
and then in the evening I went to the Royal Albert Hall, a first for me, to see
'A Not so silent Christmas'
featuring Rufus & Martha Wainwright
Kate & Anna McGarrigle
Boy George, Guy Garvey, Ed Hagerty,
& Dawn French & Jennifer Saunders-retired-
believe it or not this is Boy George & Rufus singing Blue Christmas!
A real fun night.