Saturday, 25 April 2015

Oh what a lovely weekend

It seems ages since I blogged but sometimes life just gets in the way.  I have just spent a lovely weekend with my family.  The boys planned it as a treat for me and it was wonderful to have the whole weekend to spend with them without one of us needing to go somewhere.  On Saturday we strolled through the West End shops then had a meal at The Real Greek before going on to the theatre.  Where we saw "The play that went wrong" at the Duchess Theatre.  It was so hammy and silly that it was hilarious and all of us enjoyed it very much.

On Sunday we took a taxi to Kings Cross to leave our luggage and we had the rest of the day ahead of us to enjoy.  It was Shakespeare's birthday celebrations and they were opening the Globe free of charge and we'd heard there were various things planned for the day.  So we thought we'd make that the next stop.  After that we were heading West to a wholefood market. And this is what we told our driver when he asked about our plans.  He then told us of the demonstration that was planned for that day in aid of legalising cannabis.  He said that there would be demonstrations on the Southbank and the West End and warned us to keep an eye on the time we needed to get back to the station.  He also said that the buses were being rerouted and some Metro stations closed from 1pm until pm.  That left us in a bit of a quandary as we did not want to get mixed up with the demonstration.  Our knowledgeable driver advised us to go North to Camden Market as it was not far from Kings Cross.

We took him up on his offer and had a wonderful time.  True to his word the Metro at Camden closed at 1pm so we walked back along the canal to the station, tired but happy.
Everywhere we went the Cherry Blossom was in full bloom and this year it seems better than ever.
Me and my girls in Covent Garden, look for somewhere to have coffee.
This window caught my eye it was full of old sewing machines.
Mad Hatter's Tea Party in Camden High Street

It was very busy and these photos don't do it justice but we enjoyed trying all the street food, not to mention all the other stalls.

The day ended with a lovely walk back along the canal side.