Monday, January 28, 2008

Last London Weekend

So, it was another busy weekend in London ... thankfully my last. I'm really ready for home now!

Friday evening was spectacular (aside from the multiple tube lines being down resulting in a rather round about journey). I went to The Royal Albert Hall to see Varekai, the Cirque du Soleil performance.

It was brilliant and I can't wait for the opportunity to see another one :) Bizarrely enough this was the exact show that I'd seen dvd clips from that first inspired me to see a Cirque du Soleil show live!

Saturday morning I met up with GalleryGirl (a member of the Goof Troop who was over here for the weekend on business en route to Amsterdam). It was interesting on a couple of levels. Nice to spend some time with someone I hadn't last seen about 10 years ago and also a nice opportunit yto get to know her a little better since I haven't really spent that much time chatting just with her in the group situations.

Since she is quite literally a Gallery Girl, we headed to the Tate Modern for a browse around. This was very nice since it's not something I would've thought of doing on my own :) It's always nice to be exposed to new things by other people's interests.

We saw The Giant Great Crack in the Floor (see right) ... and that was where the allowed photography ended. GalleryGirl also managed to flash her badge and get herself (and me tagging along) into the Juan Munoz Exhibition which I thought was awesome!

Saturday afternoon we wandered around (how hysterical is the sign on the left from nearby her hotel!) and did some shopping (her not me) and I then ended up exhausted back at my hotel while she carried on catching up with some of her other friends over here.

On Sunday I went to brunch with Nix & Hoen at Giraffe and had the best breakfast ever (aside from mom's egg soufflé thing we had at Cinsta!). I had Ranch Style Eggs Tostada (Free range eggs, warm tortilla, spicy mexican sausage, black bean chilli, avocado & jack cheese) and a Giddy Giraffe Smoothie (Papaya, fresh mint, banana, orange & lime juice). Seriously, the food was amazing and such a lovely change from the now-boring hotel breakfast!

After breakfast, the three of us headed to a lesser known part of Hampstead Heath for a look at the Hill Gardens & Pergola. It was a lovely walk and much needed after our big breakfast :)

And then I headed for a disappointing stroll down Carnaby Street on my way home. I'm guessing it would have been less disappointing if I had pounds to spend ;)

The rest of Sunday afternoon was spent relaxing in my hotel room ... it's hard to be on holiday while trying to work at the same time! But, only a few days left till I'm back home with my lovely man, I'm counting down the days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday :) 5 days to go!

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