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Weekend in London 

One of my goals for this year was to go and see a play or a musical in the west end and have a weekend away in London.

Both my husband and I adore London, so when I was coming up with my 16 in 16 list, A trip to London was top of my list!

When it was announced that Lily James and Richard Madden were performing Romeo and Juliet at The Garrick Theatre, I jumped at the chance to see my favourite play in one of my favourite cities.

My husband and I planned on doing the trip, however when my friend found out I had tickets, she was desperate to go. Since I started working part time, we have had quite a lot of money concerns. So it made sense to turn it into a small budget girly weekend.

We got the coach down to London for £12 each, The hotel room was£57 each and we had a brilliant time.

First day we travelled to London. We got to the hotel which was lovely. Basic but definitely a bargain!

We stayed at St Georges Hotel in Pimlico. We were in a ground floor room with a Kingsize and 2 single beds. I very kindly bagsed the king size bed- I’m such a good friend.

 


We were close to the tube, buses and in the centre of London. The hotel was such a brilliant find.
We saw Big Ben, had some dinner and got ready to see the Play.

The Journey to the Garrick Theatre was HORRENDOUS! Traffic delays, bad directions and blindly trusting my Google Maps app meant we arrived at the theatre 5 minutes late. I still have no idea how, but they very kindly let us in and we didn’t miss the start of the play.

Due to injury, Richard Madden was not performing and we saw the first performance of Freddie Fox playing Romeo. He was superb. The play was beautiful, heartbreaking and I am so happy we got to see it.

Lily James seemed to struggle through the first act but came alive in the second act and Sir Derek Jacobi and Meera Syal stole every scene they were in.

Unfortunately the theatre was so hot my friend almost passed out at the interval, however after fresh air and plenty of water she felt better and managed to get through the second act.

Once the play was over, we explored Leicester Square and we ended up going to TGI Fridays for some cocktails and I did something I’ve never done before.

I got drunk in the middle of London! 😂

What can I say- those Woo Woos were strong 😂😂

We headed back to the hotel and ended up getting the most gorgeous pizza delivered to the hotel at 2am!

Was such a fun night.

The next day, we slept and had a lie in. My friend googled cheap things to do in London and it suggested the Victoria and Albert Musuem. And I am so glad it did!

Based in South Kensington, the Musuem was amazing and had so much to see. We were only there for a couple of hours but both of us said we would like to go back and explore some more.

Here are some pictures of the exhibits we saw

I had the opportunity to see the World Cup and Football from the 1966 World Cup on the 50th Anniversary of England’s win

Clothes throughout time, such a beautiful collection

Curtain’s Up

Morecombe and Wise

 

Was so sad to leave as I really did have a lovely weekend.

Until next time London 💞
xVx

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July Favourites


So this month has been manic and I have accomplished so much. So here is a post letting you know about my favourite things.

Race for Life


I completed the race for life in memory of my mother in law who we lost in April.

I am so proud of what I have accomplished and the fact I never gave up!

I have also raised over £350 for cancer research.

Weekend in Stratford and seeing Midsummer’s Night Dream 


Had a weekend away with my sister and we visited Stratford Upon Avon.

Had a brilliant times and had front row seats for the performance which was amazing. I have wanted to see a midsummer’s night dream for a long time so I am so happy I finally have.

One of my favourite parts of our weekend away was going to the Butterfly Farm which was gorgeous and so peaceful.

Pokemon go


Yes , I am one of those people!

I have had a great time playing Pokemon and trying to catch them all! #sorryihadtoo

Something Blue



I am a huge fan of a film called ‘Something Borrowed’ which is based on the Emily Giffin Novel.

I was watching the film two weeks ago and watched the extra credit when it showed a possible sequel.

So far there has been no film sequel however I found the book.

I got the book on my kindle and read it in a couple of days. I really enjoyed the book and learnt what happened to the characters. I really like Emily’s writing style and I will definitely be reading more of her books.

The Girl on the Train trailer 


I loved the book last year, I started reading the book at 10pm and finished it at 4am. I was so hooked and couldn’t put it down! I had to know what happened. When I saw that it was being turned into a film I was really excited to see it on s big screen.

Saw the advert for the film this month and it looks so good!!!!!!! Can’t wait for it to be released.

Here is a link to the the trailer  ->  https://youtu.be/KkoEE1i0CX8

London Baby!!!!

Just got back from a fabulous weekend in London with my lovely friend Lainy.

Went to see Romeo and Juliet at the Garrick Theatre and did the tourist thing and went to Big Ben and spent the afternoon at the Victoria and Albert Museum. I will be writing a post about my weekend, so make sure to look out for it!

But here is a sneak peak

So that was my July, how was your july?
xVx

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A day with the butterflies 💞

Pictures taken from my recent visit to the Butterfly Farm in Stratford Upon Avon.

Was such a gorgeous day and I adore butterflies. I have been wanting to visit the butterfly farm for a while so I am so happy I finally got to go 😍



 



xVx

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