What am I on about? The Spice Girls of course! I travelled down to London on Tuesday evening and spent a very pleasant evening with my son, with whom I went to stay. He is 25 tomorrow, how my baby came to be 25 is a mystery to me, I simply do not know where time has gone. Twenty five years ago I was 26, in another twenty five years I shall be 76 which simply does not bear thinking about. I'm still only 27 in my head though and I hope I always will be!
I had a lot to do in London. Wednesday morning saw me in Knightsbridge sorting out the visas for our Egypt holiday next month. I had three hours to spare in between handing in the forms and passports and collecting them. It was a little trip down memory lane. My Auntie Bea ( who incidentally is 97 tomorrow too ) used to work in Harrods and I used to spend a lot of time there when I was younger. I had a lovely mooch round, and just HAD to visit the luxury loos, and then I went bargain hunting.
This is my first bargain - this lovely coat from Laura Ashley which was £33:00 reduced from £110:00. I love it! It's not the best picture in the world, the light being what it is, but it's 3/4 length and as warm as toast.
And then there's this fabulous Kipling bag and purse half price in the Kipling shop! How I didn't buy two I shall never know, I have spent my Christmas money on my coat, bag and purse and am chuffed to bits with them.
I met DS at the O2 at around 6:00 pm and we went for a meal at the Sausage and Mash cafe there, sat outside under a patio heater with a nice glass ( or two ) of wine. Then time to go in - oh how fab were those Spice Girls? people ask me how I can go and see Queen and The Who and the like and still like pop. I am lucky I suppose to have an eclectic taste in music, I can listen to ( almost ) anything, and back in the 70's was as happy to listen to Mud or Slade as I was to listen to Yes or Zepellin.
I can't tell you how fantastic they were though, and the dancers, well, such vitality and energy.
And as if that's not enough excitement yesterday I went to see Hairspray. Oh my oh my, how much fun is that show? It is a rare occasion when a theatre audience stands as one at the end of a show, but let me tell you this show is two and a half hours of pure magic. The sight of Michael Ball and Mel Smith sharing an intimate moment on stage will live with me for a very long time! Oh and Noo, if you are reading this, I took myself to Savoir Faire for a pre-theatre lunch and lovely it was too.
And finally - a Forest Canopy! Begun in November as a Christmas knit but postponed when I hurt my wrist, I shall pack this away carefully for SIL for Christmas 2008. I finished it on Monday evening and it's been blocking while I was away.
Forest Canopy Shoulder Shawl
Yarn: Fyberspates Silk/Alpaca
Needles: 4mm Pony Straights
The light is dreadful, but I am sure you get the idea. There are four extra pattern repeats and could possibly have managed another. You live and learn though, and if I were to use this yarn again I would bind off with a larger needle, the yarn is 90% silk and 10% alpaca so doesn't lend itself to blocking easily.
And finally - Happy Birthday for tomorrow Rob. I have no idea where the years have gone, I am more proud of you than you will never know, and I hope you have a wonderful day tomorrow!