A busy few days

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We all went to the Zoo! How about you?

I’ve had a tremendously busy few days – though the same could be said of the last few weeks. In recent times I have been to the lovely Anne’s hen do, seen the Cutty Sark (well it was the last ever tea clipper – hmmm tea), been round the V&A and the Tate Britain and generally adventured around London, Cardiff and Manchester. These last few days however has been particularly hectic and splendiferous:

On Wednesday I ventured to Barnes for a pub quiz. The highlights of said evening were 1) winning a bottle of champers in a bonus round and 2) (is it a highlight or more notable?) getting trapped in Barnes overnight because a ferry got stuck under a bridge

Thursday night I went to see Private Lives in the Gielgud theatre. It was superb, a very funny Noel Coward play performed beautifully with a suitably glamorous cast.

On Friday we went to the zoo – or rather the zoo lates event at ZSL London Zoo. There were seven in our party; Suraya, Clare, Jay, Neil, Andy, Jimbo and myself. It was, as is to expected, exceedingly good fun even if most of the exhibits were closed by 9pm (which was a bit of a shame as the zoo was open until 10pm). We saw penguins, tigers, gorillas, meerkats, giraffes, zebras, all kinds of reptiles and penguins. It’s one of those things i’ve wanted to tick off my list for ages as London zoo was always mentioned on children’s TV growing up (especially my beloved Blue Peter). A great experience and worth going to though I have to admit I think Chester Zoo has the edge on London.

Yesterday I saw off my beloved sister and her Jay in the morning, went shopping for a wedding outfit for Anne and Ed’s big do in a couple of weeks and went round Andy’s to drink the champagne we won on Wednesday with a curry while watching (at least some of) Patrick Steward and David Tennant’s Hamlet.

This brings us neatly today which was spent exploring the British Museum with Jim (always worth a trip) before having ice creams in Covent Garden.

I now feel deservedly tired but exceedingly happy. I just have four days in work before a five day weekend to Cardiff, then a three day week before spending the weekend in Manchester for the wedding of Anne Davies and Ed Fortune.