Monday, July 13, 2015

Me on Monday

Back home and resting my feet after a very enjoyable long weekend in London visiting two old University friends and enjoying some of the fabulous opportunities to feed the senses (and remember how much walking and waiting is part of a mega city).

My first treat was going to see Jersey Boys (no photos allowed) with plenty of wonderful songs and a smile on my face the entire time.

Next day I set off for some sight seeing (more on Wednesday) and then enjoyed the smells and tastes of the Borough food market with a lunch of Ethiopian beef and spinach, Danish pastry and iced tea plus samples of truffle butter, ice-cream and brownie


Then a nice sit in the park before I met my friend – watching children play in the water spurts which changed height every few minutes, taking some by surprise.  Energising to watch how much the kids (of all ages) were enjoying running around the water and how fast they went from avoiding the water to getting soaked.


And in the evening the reason for the timing of my trip – in the studio audience for the filming of one of my favourite TV shows – The Last Leg (no photos allowed). Fascinating to see the bits and pieces before the cameras roll and the bits in the advert breaks but the rest really is live with no re-takes.  Plenty of chat and jokes with the audience when not on air helps create a fun atmosphere.  If I ever wrote a bucket list then being in the audience for a live TV recording of a show I watch would have been on it – so one less item to include if I were ever to write one!

Next morning I headed off for one more creative boost with a visit to the V&A museum and got there early to queue for on the day tickets for the very popular exhibition of Alexander McQueen creations – an amazingly creative fashion designer.  After an hour of queuing I did get a ticket and was wowed by the exhibition which has lots of pieces all beautifully staged.  Again no photos allowed inside the exhibition and the 12 postcards on offer were not of the pieces I particularly loved.


Then home again with sore feet but a big smile.

Waving and wishing you a good week at home or on holiday.


Eileen T said...

Being in the audience to watch the recording of a TV show is actually on my list but I haven't been lucky enough to get tickets yet.

I've heard good reviews of the Jersey Boys but missed it when it came to Bristol.

debs14 said...

What a brilliant weekend! I loved the Jersey Boys, so many songs that I remembered. Isn't Borough Market a great place to go?
I'm so jealous you saw The Last Leg being filmed, I love that show! A good weekend all round.

Patio Postcards said...

My what a busy week you have had. The Borough Market seems to have such a wide range of taste choices, almost like a mini journey through food. My favourite kind of travel.

Missus Wookie said...

Sounds like a brilliant weekend. Glad you had fun.

I love that fountain and have photographed the light/water/kids several times.

Prairie Jill said...

Oh, what a wonderful week!!

Waving back at you.

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

You certainly packed lots in to your weekend. I love London in small doses.

Lady Ella said...

Looks like wall-to-wall fun! You have me wondering where that water park is... It seems to be the season for TV recordings - last week I was at Mock the Week and Pointless! It's a hard life :o)

Sian said...

Ooh..feeling a little bit envious..we are Last Leg fans here here and I would love to have seen the Alexander McQ exhibition too. I have fond memories of getting to the Vivienne Westwood one in the V&A years ago now.