… oh, forgotten to add the 2 pair of shoes.
Due to weather conditions, Oscar stayed most of time in the bag this day.
“By blood a king, in heart a clown.”
Alfred Lord Tennyson
The main reason for my UK trip in January was to enjoy Cirque du Soleil at the Royal Albert Hall, but I also knew that it will give me a chance to meet up with to of my blogging sisters, Sue and Suzanne.
Why I decide to stay in my old home city, Brighton, was the hotel prices in London. Not willing to pay nearly 200£ for a bed and a shower. Normally London is on SALE in January, but not this year.
Also I really wanted to go back to Brighton again, must been at least 10 years since I visit last time.
Sue@ Words Visual and I decided to meet up for lunch, before the show. I always go on matinees, so the evening is free for other activities. I had a hot date in Brighton in the evening, with Peter – one of “my” biggest suppliers in UK. He worked for Unilever in those days; he retired in August last year.
It was a terrible wet and windy Wednesday. I walked from my hotel to Brighton Station in the rough weather.
I wanted to do a quick dash into my favourite fashion shop on Oxford Street, before Sue-time. Even if internet told me that their shop was still there – it had closed about 4 years ago. I suppose thhey probably couldn’t survive after one of their best customers had moved back to Sweden.
But I didn’t waste any time …. Went into Clark’s shoe shop instead and left with £100 less on my account and 2 pair of shoes that I honestly ended. Clark’s shoes are 60% more expensive over here in Sweden.
We had said to meet up at the corner of Oxford Circus .. by H&M. I saw a lady cruising around, but I wasn’t too sure. Then she came by me again and I saw it was her.
A wonderful small firecracker package – full of fun and energy – laughter and warmth.
Because the restaurant we, more me, had picked for lunch didn’t open until noon, we had a great cup of coffee and muffin at Nero’s Coffee House just around the corner.
Poor Oscar he was in the bag the more or less the whole time, the weather was too bad for him too. I let him work from inside the café .. for a short while.
Sue and I talked about travel and compared cameras … she came very well prepared with 2.
Just before noon we made our way over to Carnaby Street, a name from my youth.
And the wind just turned into a tornado and lifted everything that was not fastening on the streets, really scary for a couple of minutes.
The restaurant, Pitt Cue Co, on Newburgh Street – have fantastic reviews and we were the first guests – a very tiny restaurant, so they don’t take reservations. It didn’t take long and the place was packed with people and the place became energetic.
We both had Ox cheek with bone marrow mash and green beans – absolutely delicious. With our coffee we had the most fantastic Sticky Toffee Pudding, one of my favourite desserts – but most of the time they are made too sweet … but this was just perfect.
If ever visiting or living in London, make your way to “Pitt Cue Co” on 1 Newburgh St, Soho, London W1F 7RB – open in the evenings too, but be in time: a very casual little restaurant with a small menu. You wan’t be disappointed.
Just before 2pm we made our way up to Oxford Street and the bus stop for my bus #9, that took me over to a delightful afternoon with the Cirq, as they are called in Vegas.
A show that was great and also very funny …. Good, because there was quite a lot of young school classes in the audiance. A show with a couple of clowns that was truly funny and not just childish.
The thing is that Cirque du Soleil return to London with the same show for 2 years, they change some of the artists, but the storyline is the same. “KOOZÅ”, I hadn’t seen before and I really enjoyed it. Must have seen 12 of their shows in total by now, I am such a HUGE fan of them. Even if not every show has been WOW and AMAZING, I enjoyed every one of them.
As I sat down on the bus the sun came out and the rest of the day became very pleasant.
Was a bit late to my hot date with Peter, but that is a total different story … maybe it will be told. *smile
Thanks, Sue for the fun hours we got together
and I hope we will have some more soon.