There’s a little back story that will make much more sense of today. Once upon a time, we were proud owners of a magical device I shall call TomTom. Not just any old navigational device, […]
And thus the birthday week of Chris concludes, with….his actual birthday. Still celebrating, albeit at a much more sedate pace, we train back into London for a day of yum cha and culture: our afternoon […]
Miraculously, we both wake without effect from the celebrations of yesterday. I did wonder, after that second martini, if there’d be a price to pay. Today zips along at a very different pace, visiting the […]
Right! We’re up! And on a plan London bound! A short train ride later we’re there. Always extraordinary, the difference between city and country. Upheld by centuries of history, London stands majestically before us. And […]
Day 1 And just like that, another adventure begins. Not before, of course, the oh so very long trek from Melbourne to London. Blah. Come on future! It’s 2019 – where’s my teleportation app? Luckily, […]
And so it ends. After 127 days, it’s time to go home. England agrees, it seems. In the precursor to Storm Diana, it’s absolutely bucketing down, rendering visibility down to a few metres. Squiz is […]
If there ever was a handy phrase in the English countryside, it surely must be “when it rains, we lunch”. We deploy it to good effect today, travelling to Falmouth to visit Rick Stein’s […]
Despite the number of times we have been to London, we have never managed to make it to Notting Hill’s famous Portobello Road market. That’s finally set to change today.
Post lunch we head out to Kensington Gardens, adjacent to the Palace. It’s a glorious day, no sign of the humidity that’s hung around the last few days.
Major excitement today… It’s Harry Potter and the Cursed Child day, finally. It’s been a long time coming. It’s been many months since I registered, waited patiently for the chance to be in the ticket ballot, less patiently for ticket release, then blind panic following the announcement that despite taking months to get that far, the opportunity to buy tickets would be awarded in random order from a set “live” time.