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London - Saturday, 27 April 2019

storm 12 °C
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Goodenough Hotel - Room 491

Today is our worst day weatherwise, except for that first Monday in Cornwall. It is bleak, windy and trying to rain and only getting to a max of 12 degrees (if it gets there). Lucky we are spending the afternoon indoors at Aladdin.

We wandered over to the Great Hall at Goodenough College for breakfast and there was no one there. The room is all set up for a function - rows of chairs everywhere.

Mmmmm, back to the Goodenough Hotel and down to their breakfast room - no one there either and no one around. Went to reception only to be reminded that all breakfasts are served at the college on the weekend and if there is something on in the Great Hall, then breakfast is served in Freddie's Bar. Right! Back to the Goodenough College and into Freddie's Bar. Success! Breakfast at last!

We phoned for an Uber Pool car which means we are happy to share and we waited and waited in the freezing cold wind. The car came and for some reason the trip was cancelled. We phoned another one and it kept going in a different direction from us and waiting time went from 8 to 12 minutes. We are freezing in this wind. Finally we cancelled that trip which cost us 4 pounds and phoned an Uber Exec, which means it was just for us. What a kerfuffle. We are freezing.

We arrived at the theatre at about 12 noon and picked up our tickets for Aladdin. We decided to spend some time in a pub, to have a drink and a nibble to kill some time. On the way to the loo, I spotted a guy from Canberra who used to be a member of the Sing Australia Choir with me. He is in England with the Rugby Choir and is going to Cornwall in a couple of days to compete in a choir competition for the next week, singing all over Cornwall. Small world again!


We went into the theatre and have great seats again - six rows back and in the centre of the row with an aisle right in front of us. Phil is very happy as he can stretch out his legs. The show was great - the music was great - the sets were great - the genie was great - in fact, the whole production was tremendous. I think Phil is enjoying his introduction to musical theatre.



After the show, along with the rest of London, we tried to find a restaurant for dinner before we went home. We went into Limoncella Restaurant but there was no room in there but the owner directed us to his other restaurant, Melanie, just across the road. It was a bit bigger, with the same menu and room inside.

We had a jug of sangria (which was a particularly nice one and not too alcoholic) and Phil had a pizza and I had ravioli. Very nice.


Caught an Uber home and are now settling in for the night, watching the world championship of snooker.

The weather is improving. There is blue sky and the wind has dropped.

Posted by gaddingabout 10:56 Archived in England

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