The first few weeks of April have been busy for me. A visit to my local Bromley Churchill theatre to see ‘Jersey Nights’ was very good. A meal before and a bottle of wine with friends made a good start to the evening. The show was very slick with all Frankie Vallie and the Four Seasons songs plus a few from the same era.
The next day I had lunch with my Harris Group friends. This was in Buddha Belly a newly opened restaurant in Bromley. Very good value a set price of £9.95 during the day and we can help yourself to as much or little of food from the buffet tables as you wish. They had food from all parts of the world, Italy, China, India and Mexico.
Monday saw me up at Victoria Coach station to meet Joan again. This time she was coming up to accompany me to see an Alphie Boe concert. The weather was much better so travelling was less of a hassle!
We booked a mini-cab to take us on Tuesday. He picked us up at 5.30 and as traffic was heavy he took us round all the back street, ducking and diving this way and that. We thought we would never get to the Albert Hall but we did arrive in good time! The concert was terrific. Alphie Boe bounced on the stage singing ‘It’s Over’. A very rocky concert and he featured many numbers from his new CD Storyteller. Needless to say that half way through he sang his famous ‘Bring him Home’ from Les Mis. So beautiful you could have heard a pin drop in the Albert Hall. I loved the whole concert, his voice is amazing! We had booked the mini cab to pick us up after the show and he was waitning for us when we came out. Pleased to say traffic was clear and we had a quick safe drive home!
On Wednesday I took Joan and cousin Marilyn down to see Jill, Craig, Grace and Stanley and new house. We had a very enjoyable day.
Thursday we were back at Victoria Coach station again. Joan to go home and me to go to visit my son Philip in Bourne, Lincs.
I arrived there at 5.30 and Philip was waiting for me. A pleasant evening and a welcome early night. On Friday I had a walk into town with Marie. I got a knitting pattern from a lovely little craft shop and the clockman bought a couple of watches from me to use for spares. I have had these watches indoors for years so was pleased that he could use them. Out for a meal in the evening at the local pub\restaurant with Philip, Helen and Oliver and a couple bottles of wine made a perfect way to end the day!
Saturday was a great day. A visit to Peterborough Museum with Philip to see an exhibition of clothing connected to Downton Abbey television show. A very interesting exhibition and we then walked around the Museum. This has just undergone a big update programme and is now a very good interactive Museum which children would really enjoy.
After a bit of lunch we went along to Peterborough Football Ground to watch The Posh play against Watford United. Philip had won two tickets for the match at work and so took me along to see my first real footbally match! The atmosphere inside the ground was good and once in our seats, sponsorship photos done and some antics from the mascots of each team over, the whistle blow and the game was off. The Posh played very well and scored two goals in the first half which also had a yellow card warning for a Watford player. The second half brought another goal for The Posh, a red card sending off for a Watford player, another yellow and two substitutions for The Posh which to me spoilt their play, as they didn’t seem to have the same commitment and rhythme which amounted to Watford scoring two goals. After five minutes extra time the final score was 3-2 to Peterborough so all was well. I really enjoyed the game and found it very exciting. There had been a shower during the second half and it did turn cold but I had gone along prepared with scarf and gloves so I was fine.
We made our way home after this and had a lovely chicken and rice dinner and for me an early night 10.15 as I think the fresh air had exhausted me!
Sunday was a relaxed day for me just knitting and watching television. But I did go with Philip and Billy the dog for a lovely walk around Bourne Woods.
On Monday Helen took me to the bus station and I caught my coach back to Victoria after a lovely weekend with Philip and Helen and the family. I arrived home at 4 o’clock.
Tuesday was my usual met with Freedom Ladies www.freedomladies.wordpress.com
I had another ‘ladies that lunch’ day on Wednesday meeting up with some old work colleagues. A very pleasant time catching up with all the news now that we are all retired!!
That brings me up to date now so I can now hopefully complete a weekly blog which was my intention when 2013 started!