Last weekend was just the best, I went to stay with my best friend Vickie in London for the weekend and we had a blast! First on the agenda was a Friday night catch up – 5 minutes after I arrived at her flat I was in my pjs, drinking bubbly, eating M&S canapes, watching tv and having lots of girlie chat – perfect.
After a lazy Saturday lie in (and polishing off the last of the canapes) we headed into town for the start of our action packed day. First stop was the V&A museum to visit the Hollywood Costume exhibition which was awesome.
Room after room of all the most iconic costumes from the most famous films of our time, there was everything from Gone with the Wind, to Brokeback Mountain, The Wizard of Oz via Taxi Driver and 101 Dalmations to Harry Potter and everything in between.
Brokeback Mountain – quite eerie & sad to see Heath Ledger’s famous character
Scarlet O’Hara’s dress from Gone with the Wind
To bring the costumes even more to life each one had a moving screen shot of the actors wearing the outfits – it was just fabulous. The security guards where on very strict instructions to not allow anyone to take photos, I managed to sneak a few but sadly my picture of Dorothy’s Ruby Slippers didn’t come out too well but I saw them!!!!
Next we headed to Carnaby Street to soak up the Christmas spirit, people watch and pay a visit to my favourite chocolate shop Choccywoccydoodah – their window display was amazing as ever and the queue out of the shop for the cafe showed that the place was buzzing and doing very well since its opening only a few months ago.
A gingerbread house snowglobe made out of chocolate? Yes, please!
On to a quick bite to eat and a down right bargain of a meal, wine & cocktails in Little Scily (Vickie knows how to find a good restaurant deal) we then made haste for our final destination for the evening, The Picadilly Theatre to watch the eagerly anticipated Viva Forever!, a show written by Jennifer Saunders using the songs from The Spice Girls – I was in heaven.
We really needed those binoculars!
The drinks and gift store were over priced, our seats were in the gods and there was an extremely long queue for the toilets but we didn’t care, the atmosphere was electric and we were on our feet dancing and singing at the end with the rest of the audience.
£12 for a Viva Forever bauble – they saw us coming!
I arrived home early on Sunday afternoon to discover that Addey had bought a telescope (so exciting – more on that later) and he took me out for a lovely Sunday roast to catch up on both our weekends, I had missed him and it was great to be home but you can’t beat a trip to London with your bestie, especially at Christmas – I urge you all to book your trip now.
Love & Christmas Cheer