Saturday, January 28, 2012

Birthday Week

This week is busy for birthdays in my family. Between the 22 and 28  January we have 6 birthdays including me, my brother, both of my sons and 2 grandchildren. Fairly expensive so close to Christmas! My birthday was a little low key last Monday - working all day, some lovely pressies, and a great meal out at the Wig and Pen. Yesterday was Dan's birthday, and his present was a trip to London. Of course, it was a great day out for me, as I had to go with him....

So, started with a train journey to London - first class of course, and if you buy an advance ticket, it costs about 25quid!  Then a quick dash across London to Olympia for the Dr Who experience. Fab couple of hours. A 30 minute "experience" which involved rescuing the Doctor, being exterminated by Daleks, fighting Cybermen in 3D, and driving the Tardis.  Then a great exhibition including the costumes of all the Doctors, monsters, companions, sets, props, costumes, sound effects and special effects.

Back to Covent Garden and a meal in Cabana   - a Brazilian restaurant where you get served from skewers of different meats and veg, followed by frozen yoghurt. They even had a card system on the table where if you had it on green they brought you more, and red if you needed a rest.

Finally we went to see Rock of Ages - a musical based on 80s rock hits at the Shaftesbury Theatre. You could tell what sort of show it was going to be when they gave you plastic lighters which lit up so you could wave them during the slow stuff!  It was fab. I'm a sucker for musicals, but this was really good!  Standing up singing and clapping sort of good.

There's lots more pictures of the day here.

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