It was half-term last week. I am in awe of anyone who manages to blog during the holiday, for me it just doesn’t happen, I’m lucky to get five minutes to read blogs, let alone sit undisturbed to write anything! Number Two Daughter managed to wangle an extra day off by timing her chest infection to perfection, but she has now gone back to school, hacking, but well enough to do PE apparently – draw your own conclusions…
But it was a terrific week: St Valentine meal cooked by Daughters for us, two birthdays (including mine – still 39 in case you’re wondering), day trip to London to combine high culture with popular culture and a droplet of shopping, a visit to Leicester to see the Ukelele Orchestra of Great Britain (no, really – if you haven’t already, go and see them!), a spanking new bike for the big girl, and a new hard drive for my Mac (surely only a Mac will tell you that it’s drive is failing and can’t be repaired – in red letters – so stoical, I was going to rename it Captain Oates, but thankfully Techno-husband has returned it from the dead – it is now officially called Lazarus…
And so back into the swing. The sun is shining and my early daffodils are coming out, what more could you wish for.
Speedy’s really is a cafe next door to 221B Baker Street, except it isn’t on Baker Street, or next to 221B – it’s actually on North Gower Street, with a continual stream of Sherlock fans posing outside the cafe and the famous black door, and yes, the knocker moves.
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I hope you enjoyed mm world! Great photos.
It was unlike anything else we’d seen before! Number Two bought herself a selection of blue M&Ms – typical. 🙂
I’m glad you enjoyed it – a bit of America!
Husbands are like Tiggers they can be very useful things to have around!! Sounds like you had a great half term.
We did have a good time, thank you. I must admit, the Other Half is quite useful – although he’s not especially bouncy, and I wouldn’t like to comment about where he might have springs 🙂
Ha, i saw the ukelele band in Brisbane, it was ok… just not my thing.
And i totally forgot to get a photo at that door when i was in London, bugger.
The m&ms looks fab, too good to eat !
I suspect ukes are a bit like Marmite! I have about thirty pics of the girls (and me) outside Sherlock’s door – with the knocker on an angle – I thought the staff at Speedy’s were wonderfully unphased by the whole thing, I guess it keeps them busy – you’ll have to go again!
I bet you’re glad they’re back at school and you can take a deep breath and relax a bit. 🙂 It sounds like a great week and I’m glad Techno-husband could work his wizardry on your Mac.
When the Mac died I think I went into shock for a few minutes – I’m very lucky to be married to someone who’d already had some success with recovering a Mac – I now owe him big-time 🙂
I LOVE UOGB – if I am feeling down I watch their version of Wuthering Heights on YouTube, and it cheers me up immediately – that or their Smells Like Teen Spirit! So glad you liked them. x
You should have seen the tears of happiness rolling down E’s cheeks during the set – worth every penny!