*** Dear reader, I actually was supposed to be posted on Sunday, 3rd of November, but bad internet connection and maybe a liiittle bit of busyness made it impossible for my caretaker Angie to upload me earlier. Please excuse. And now have fun reading. Sincerely, the blog post ***
*yay* first visit!!
Over the last weekend (it was a long one, in Austria Thursday and Friday were off) Mum came to visit us in London!! 😀
On the first two days I was in charge of the tourism-program, as Kathi was at work the whole day. She then joined us for the evening-pleasure, such as having a lovely dinner or going to the theatre. Mum and me hit Oxford Street and went down to see Piccadilly, we got M&Ms in all colours of the rainbow as she promised the children in her class to bring them some and on Friday we went to Camden Market and even experienced a little bit of the infamous London rain/fog combination 😉
One of our highlights were definitely the musicals we saw! We went to see The Lion King first, pretty unexpected actually. We were walking peacefully on Leicester Square as these Box Office Tickets hit us… So we gave Kathi a call and she came to town straight after work. The show was amazing, I’m pretty sure you guys have seen images of those impressive costumes they have. There was even a huuge elephant on stage! Of course the songs were just amazingly sung and it was all striking. But after all I have to say, that I believe the show really lives on that extravagant costumes. Maybe I just can say that because right on the next day, we saw Rock of Ages – and that is like a different league. This time it was all planned. Kathi and I were looking forward to this evening since we came to London basically. In the tube and everywhere we saw the posters, saying: Must end on 2nd November – We simply had to catch it. And even mum was really eager to see it, as she is a big fan of the music 🙂
Well, it might not be one of the most “profound” musical ever; in fact the storyline is pretty simple: Boy and Girl fall in love, some confusion and in the end everything is good. – But the Soundtrack is smashing! All the amazing Rock Songs of the 80s are mixed up and more or less the story is constructed around it 🙂
But, hey! You cannot go for Shakespeare every day and sometimes a good dose of cheesiness and Rock’n’Roll is all you need! So this time it didn’t really feel like a musical, it was more like a Rock concert, the audience was up for it, singing along and also the actors obviously enjoyed it!
On Saturday, mums last day in London, we went for proper sightseeing. And with proper, I mean like all at once: Start again at Piccadilly, down to St. James’s Park, wave at the queens home in distance (Buckingham Palace,), on to the Horse Guards, next Stop Downing street, then to Westminster and Big Ben and finally the London Eye. Being good tourists we even went for a ride – and omg, the view is beautiful. We came just in time to see London at nightfall and it was absolutely enchanting. The sky was not black yet, but during our ride changed its colour form almost light blue to a dark velvet blue. All the city lights seemed to form a sea of light beneath us and in the middle the Thames lied like a dark ribbon, holding the composition together.
We finished the day with a nice walk down Embankment and taking some touristic pictures at Tower Bridge.
On Sunday it was time for Good-bye again. It was a gorgeous weekend!
Thank you mum! XXX