Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Girls about Town....

Sunday saw Sister-in-law and Niece have a girly afternoon in the City with me.
We were waved off by brother with a "don't hurry home" as an afternoon of the grand prix, arsenal and chelsea game were planned!... 
Our afternoon would involve a matinee of Shrek the musical which had opened on friday.
I drove into London and parked by Somerset House, love Sunday parking in the city! As like most children the need for the toilet was required immediately on parking!... not much near there, so blagged way into the Waldorf to use amenities!... very lovely and set the expectations of Niece for remaining day. This was her first musical, and girly trip to London so she was very excited.
As we had time to spare we strolled to Covent Garden for a coffee and cupcake in Ellas's.. they do make great cupcakes and fantastic coffee... Libs had a mini vanilla with pink frosting, Nic had chocolate & coffee and I had lemon & raspberry.... all were delicious. The staff member was delightful and Libs loved it. A trip to Hope & Greenwood followed for a selection of sweets for the theatre... cough candy, cola bottles, jelly teddies and flying saucers were the chosen 4!!... with the lady allowing Libs to try each one to ensure that they were liked!...

Into the theatre for the show... full house (lots of children!).... I can't recommend this enough its absolutely fabulous!..It sticks to the theme of the 1st film, adapted to suit the stage. It appeals to both children and adults with the double layered humour, very funny!... all cast were great, but Nigel Harmon absolutely steals the show as Lord Farquaad.He is brilliant, spending the show on his knees, singing, dancing, he's hilarious.....
we had a fabulous afternoon, ... another trip to the Waldorf was required on route to the car... my niece knows how to wee in style!.... day was rounded off by a Sunday roast (cooked by brother) waiting for us when we arrived home!....

2 comments:

Caroline said...

Thanks for the recommendation, Teresa - might well get tickets to see Shrek next time I bring William up to London xx

Florence and Mary said...

Sounds like a great day out was had by all!

Victoria xxx

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Girls about Town....

Sunday saw Sister-in-law and Niece have a girly afternoon in the City with me.
We were waved off by brother with a "don't hurry home" as an afternoon of the grand prix, arsenal and chelsea game were planned!... 
Our afternoon would involve a matinee of Shrek the musical which had opened on friday.
I drove into London and parked by Somerset House, love Sunday parking in the city! As like most children the need for the toilet was required immediately on parking!... not much near there, so blagged way into the Waldorf to use amenities!... very lovely and set the expectations of Niece for remaining day. This was her first musical, and girly trip to London so she was very excited.
As we had time to spare we strolled to Covent Garden for a coffee and cupcake in Ellas's.. they do make great cupcakes and fantastic coffee... Libs had a mini vanilla with pink frosting, Nic had chocolate & coffee and I had lemon & raspberry.... all were delicious. The staff member was delightful and Libs loved it. A trip to Hope & Greenwood followed for a selection of sweets for the theatre... cough candy, cola bottles, jelly teddies and flying saucers were the chosen 4!!... with the lady allowing Libs to try each one to ensure that they were liked!...

Into the theatre for the show... full house (lots of children!).... I can't recommend this enough its absolutely fabulous!..It sticks to the theme of the 1st film, adapted to suit the stage. It appeals to both children and adults with the double layered humour, very funny!... all cast were great, but Nigel Harmon absolutely steals the show as Lord Farquaad.He is brilliant, spending the show on his knees, singing, dancing, he's hilarious.....
we had a fabulous afternoon, ... another trip to the Waldorf was required on route to the car... my niece knows how to wee in style!.... day was rounded off by a Sunday roast (cooked by brother) waiting for us when we arrived home!....

2 comments:

Caroline said...

Thanks for the recommendation, Teresa - might well get tickets to see Shrek next time I bring William up to London xx

Florence and Mary said...

Sounds like a great day out was had by all!

Victoria xxx