Wednesday, 27 August 2008

I'm Off To London

Later this morning LM and I will be heading down the M6 to visit the Queen my mum and Paul in London. We’re staying in Woodford, which makes East London, where they are, easily accessible but without having to stay in the dreadful hotel that we used last time. The beds were like slabs of concrete and I’m afraid I like a little more comfort. My bony body doesn’t do hard very well and my days of crashing out on floors and in bath tubs are well and truly over.

I’m really excited about going because, for one reason and another, it’s almost two years since I last visited Mum. Not only will it be really nice to spend time with a lady whom I have huge love and respect for, but I’ve been missing Paul a lot lately too. What's more, I’ll get to eat Pie & Mash and there’s nothing quite like a good ol’ East End Pie & Mash dinner, with lashing of liqour!

I’ll also get a spring roll from my favourite Chinese take-away. It’s been there since I was just a girl and the recipe doesn’t seem to ever have changed. It’s the best spring roll in the world! Well… probably. Obviously I haven’t tasted them all but it’s by far the best of those I have tasted.

Tomorrow evening we’ll be going out for dinner followed by a visit to the theatre to see 'The Lion King'. Oh, the indulgence! But hey… it's also two years since we last went to the theatre (to see a ballet performance of 'Cinderella') so it’s not as if we do it every week. And even though I'm supposed to be saving as much as possible, I really don't mind spending a bit on some quality entertainment and time spent with my daughter. Mum and Paul won't be coming - Mum because she can't leave Dad and Paul because he won't leave Mum on her own. One day we'll all do something together.

LM’s driving - I’m not sure I’m strong enough to manage the long drive back after a busy couple of days yet, so we’ll be poodling down the motorway in her old Corsa. It’s not let her down so far so finger’s crossed it won’t conk out somewhere between here and East London.

I’ve scheduled a couple of posts to go up while I’m away but obviously I won’t be responding to comments or reading other blogs. I’ll do my best to catch up once I back home and rested, though.

Have fun while I’m gone.

Sharon J xx


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Jade of the Jungle said...

Hope you have a fab time down here and that the weather picks up while you drive down - it's everso grey at the moment!

J x

Jack said...

Enjoy the spring roll!


Eco-Gites of Lenault said...

Hope you enjoy the Lion King as much as the boys and we did. It's a great production (far better than the film).

Rosie x

Anonymous said...

I hope you have a wonderful time!

Anonymous said...

Have fun!!!

Cathie said...

Say hello to East London from me (I left a little bit of my heart there two years ago when we left). Have a wonderful time with your son and your parents. They will all be so pleasd to see you both.

Debi said...

That must mean it's 2 yrs since we met in Real Life. Blimey, that's hard to believe.

Hope you have a great time in the metropolis.

Sharon J said...

@ jadeofthejungle. Weather wasn't bad. Overcast but warm :)

@ Jack. I did. I even had two!

@ Eco-gites. There's a story to be told about our visit to Lion King. I'll post about it later. Definitely an excellent production though :)

@ Notesfromthefrugaltrenches. Err... I wouldn't exactly describe the time as wonderful. Interesting, possibly. I'll be posting about it.

@ Apieceofwood. Thanks :)

@ Cathie. It was good to see Mum and Paul again although I didn't get to spend as much time with them as I'd hoped, for one reason and another. More info to follow.

@ Debi. It is, yes. It was that very hot period we had that's starting to feel more like a million years ago now.