Friday, 18 May 2012

Theatre and Torches

Willie Clark (Danny DeVito)
and Al Lewis (Richard Griffiths)

starring in

The Sunshine Boys

Savoy Theatre London

This looks like a really good play when two elderly men who haven`t spoken for years are asked to do one last comedy show.

What is equally impressive is I`ve just booked tickets for Wednesday 20th June at 2.30 pm for £12 per ticket.(  hover over link for site details.  I love finding a bargin for the theatre as I just adore the whole buzz of a West End show.  I am sure in another life I would have worked in the theatre, not on stage I am far to shy and would never be as good as these amazing actors.

I like the thought of being involved with the costumes and sets but in reality would no doubt have been making the tea or selling the ice cream.

from above site

from sky news

Olympic flame arrives in England
from sky news

The Olympic Torch arrives in the UK

Now this Olympics is beginning to feel a little like hearing from a Bridzilla who only wants to talk about her wedding.  Its good the torch is here safely and lit but really thats enough now.  Lets wait till the games start before we are showered in anymore games news.

There are only 3 topics of conversation in London at the moment 

1. Queens Jubilee
2. Olympics
3. Weather

Thats it readers nothing else going on in the world.  Or so it would seem. The arm candy David Beckham did look very proud and will star in all the papers tomorrow.  The frumpy horsewoman Princess Ann and other   Olympic VIPs will fade into the background with David around.

I took this photo recently in Hyde Park  when we had sunshine!

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Olympic Orbit Tower, Cable Cars and Banksy

Pinned Image

 What do you think of this, the new Orbit Tower at the Olympic Park London. It looks like a child's attempt at creating something from bendy wire to me.

The above photo was in a national paper and I am sure the tower will give the media a good view of the games. It will cost £15 to go up to the viewing platform but I bet it is fully booked for the main events for media covering the games.

I would rather keep my £15 thank you I can easily imagine it becoming a white elephant (red) after the games are over.  

London 2012 Olympics cable cars that will transport people to the Games in style        Cable cars linking 02 Arena to the ExCel exhibition centre in East London.  

The new cable cars linking the 02 Centre to Excel Centre in London are now unlikely to be ready in time for the Olympics. It was announced today that the safety checks required are likely to delay the opening. These cable cars do look like they would be good for London as long as the price is reasonable. If they were to breakdown though you would have to be lowered by ropes to a rescue platform.

How scary is that! this ride is only for the brave I think but then I don`t like fairground rides. You would get a great view of London from them but if there is any wind I should think you would be counting the minutes to get off.  Would like to go on this just once for the photos I could get but I think I would change my mind at the last moment.

Photos from

It has been suggested that the street art, drawn on Wood Green High Road in North London, is intended to highlight the disparity between the wealth and opulence of the West and the poverty - and the age - of those who are used to make the goods we buy. (Summary from news on orange webpage).
I think it is excellent and due to the recent thoughtless destruction of his work in Australia what better place for Banksy to make a point. 

Monday, 14 May 2012

Prizes and Premiers

St. Pauls - London
St Pauls from

St Pauls Cathedral has been very busy today with the Dalai Lama receiving The Templeton Prize. The Cathedral was packed and the service very moving. The £1 million prize money was donated to Save the children Charity by the Dalai Lama.

Snow White And The Huntsman Premiere

The Premier of Snow White And The Huntsman is just beginning here in London with Leicester Square being turned into a garden for the occassion.  
 Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron and Chris Hemsworth  are all walking the red carpet.

Snow White and the Huntsman

Looks like a good film.

Rock of Ages

I went to see Rock of Ages a few weeks ago and it is a really funny show. Not a show to take young children as it can get a bit rude but it is well worth seeing. I paid £17.50 per ticket for the upper circle but was lucky enough to be moved to the Royal Circle as they closed the upper circle. This happens sometimes if the theatre is not full.

Justin Lee Collins is superb and the Shaftesbury Theatre is big busy and easy to find. A great night out.